that because contamination can be caused from simple mishaps, there should be some very tough rules and policies to follow in order to make sure that the food is as safe as it needs to be. Even if they assume that the food might not be contaminated, there should be a second inspection check to double check that there aren’t any possible signs of contamination. The whole part on “pink slime” was interesting to hear about again
because I remember that being a huge issue on television and on the internet. I think that because the pink slime was now exposed, people became more curious to know what ingredients are in the food that they buy. I didn’t know before hand that Food Safety and Inspection Service, know as FSIS, was responsible for meat and poultry, I always thought that the Food and Drug Administration, FDA, was the one responsible for all that. It’s good to read and hear that these food industries are okay with the strong FDA regulations as it helps them keep up with the safety of their food. An example that I can think of that recently happened was the E. coli outbreak for Chipotle. This outbreak in one state cause people from all the other states to sort of consider the idea of eating Chipotle. As a regular customer of this place, I can say that I was a little nervous about going back and eating there and I still haven’t. Sometimes when things like this happen, what can run in someone’s mind is the possibility of it happening again and you being infected or getting sick from it. And because of the mindset, one will hesitate about eating at the place or
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- Spring '15
- Food and Drug Administration