Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Not Pistachios!

Another 'Salmonella in our Food' case, and Obama hasn't fixed the FDA yet. What's taking him so long anyway?
But I'm taking this one personally. Peanut Butter? Eh, I can live without it. And I don't like children much, and they're usually sick with something anyway. Lettuce? Grossly overrated filler for salads and sandwiches that can easily be replaced with much tastier vegetables.
But Pistachios are one of the truly great foods. Healthy, tasty, and they come in that cool organic packaging. Pistachios go perfectly with beer and baseball, and the season is about to begin. This one pisses me off!
Obviously, food safety should be a basic right in a modern civilized society. It's not that difficult to avoid salmonella contamination, and it's less expensive than massive recalls, so the food industry should be doing a better job of it. And the Government should be insuring that foods are safe as part of what we pay taxes for. We need to demand it.
I'll start by demanding safe Pistachios, dammit!

Added: Actual news coverage:

TERRA BELLA, Calif. (AP) -- It could take weeks before health officials know exactly which pistachio products may be tainted with salmonella, but they've already issued a sweeping warning to avoid eating the nuts or foods containing them.


Over 2 million pounds recalled...that's a lot of nuts...I'm not happy.

1 comment:

Demeur said...

It could be worse. They could have sold those 2 million lbs and waited to see who got sick or worse died.