Tuesday, September 17


Big day for follow-ups on stories to which Meat Facts has already alerted you:

  • That listeria outbreak continues to be as mysterious as ever, with 13 people now dead in our region and health officials advising that children should not eat baloney unless it's fried (as well as other admonitions) and nobody seeming to care much about tracking down where this killer originated.
  • The epic USDA-ConAgra fiasco won't go away, with members of Congress saying the agency has failed to adequately explain its delay in recalling the meat, and for the first time asserting that ConAgra, not just the USDA, knew about the contamination as early as mid-APRIL. You may recall that ConAgra sealed a deal to sell its meatpacking division in MAY. The recall happened in JULY. Hmmmm...
  • And in further evidence of McDonald's plunge into the toilet, the company's stock fell thirteen percent today after it admitted it was doing poorly not just here in the states, but overseas as well. Thirteen percent? Doesn't sound like a good omen.

    And now you know ... the meat of the story.


    UPDATE 10/7: This AP/Yahoo story which was linked to above did indeed say 13 people had already died in this outbreak, but lately they're just saying seven. I dunno what happened to the other six...

    "I got better..."

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