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2013-01-06 Home Front: Politix
FDA: New Rules Will Make Food Safer
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Posted by Fred 2013-01-06 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [238 views ]  Top

#1 Heat the tar, pluck the chickens and stretch the ropes. Can farm confiscations be next? Why, sure they can.
Posted by Secret Asian Man 2013-01-06 05:24||   2013-01-06 05:24|| Front Page Top

#2 Group punishment.... always effective. Euro-style 'farmers markets' are the actual target. We must consume only the gov't approved and provided biscuits.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-01-06 05:35||   2013-01-06 05:35|| Front Page Top

#3 Irradiation would have prevented most of those 'outbreaks'. However, the same crowd that runs amok about genetically altered food plays the same Luddite hand in obstructing implementation.
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-01-06 08:08||   2013-01-06 08:08|| Front Page Top

#4 Unfortunately, new rules won't make food any safer. We've gotten about as good as we are going to get unless all food is irradiated and processed and eaten in sterile conditions. More red tape and government ain't gonna help.

Of course... helping isn't the actual goal of the government. It is control.
Posted by DarthVader 2013-01-06 10:20||   2013-01-06 10:20|| Front Page Top

#5 Nope, control is.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2013-01-06 11:42||   2013-01-06 11:42|| Front Page Top

#6 From a Purdue Extension report.
"Q: Where did the Salmonella come from? How did it get on the cantaloupes?
A: While it isn't yet clear how the Salmonella got on the affected cantaloupes, there are some basic things we do know about how Salmonella can get on produce. Salmonella is common in the environment. The bacteria can live in the digestive tracts of several animals, including humans, wild animals, livestock, and pets. Salmonella also is commonly found in the feces of wild and domestic birds, and often associated with
reptiles and amphibians. Salmonella can be found in soil and water sources (such as streams, rivers, and ponds).

In the field, a cantaloupe could become contaminated if it came in contact with animal
feces or soil. During or after harvest, a cantaloupe could be contaminated through
contact with contaminated people, equipment, or water. Good agricultural and sanitation
practices -- such as following strict precautions with manure, ensuring all employees
wash hands, and using clean water (to irrigate, wash produce, etc.) -- can minimize the
possibility of contamination."


Can't stop bird's from pooping. I suppose that the Food Safety and Inspection Service can make sure that Farm outhouses have hand sanitizers and that irrigation water is routinely checked.

Looks like zapping produce is an evolving technology.
Posted by Mike Ramsey 2013-01-06 12:28||   2013-01-06 12:28|| Front Page Top

#7 Sounds like clean water might be helpful here, it usually is.
Posted by Shipman 2013-01-06 13:29||   2013-01-06 13:29|| Front Page Top

#8 And more expensive!
Posted by newc 2013-01-06 17:12||   2013-01-06 17:12|| Front Page Top

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