Feds too broke to ensure food safety, but hey, we’ve got optiona
The Food and Drug Administration has known for years about contamination problems at a Georgia peanut butter plant and on California spinach farms that led to disease outbreaks that killed three people, sickened hundreds, and forced one of the biggest product recalls in U.S. history, documents and interviews show.
Overwhelmed by huge growth in the number of food processors and imports, however, the agency took only limited steps to address the problems and relied on producers to police themselves, according to agency documents.
Yet somehow, a government unable to keep its citizens from eating tainted food has found
nearly a half trillion dollars for optional wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Beyond pathetic, this is criminal.