I have read with interest the recent articles about the FDA, salmonella, Wal Mart recall of lunch meat in the forum, as well as all the articles in the news. It seems as tho there is a recall being announced every week or more of some food item (forget about the safety recalls for toys). I do not hear much of these things happening outside the USA btw.
Wife & I are not so inclined to want to eat out much as we used to except in places we go regularly. Seems like everyone I know has had or a family member had food poisoning at one time from a restuarant.
I understand the issue with the lettuce and how ecoli got in the water of the fields. What I am wondering about the rest is, is it a lack of understanding of basic hygiene?
To show my age, in jr. jigh (not middle school) we were taught how to bathe ourselves by the PE teacher as well as hand wshing, and were required to shower after PE all the way through high school. I guess this barbaric practice caused too much embarrasment.
I see the signs in restaurant BR's and wonder who is reading them or if they can even read at all?
I know, fairly disjointed post, sorry. But looking at the big picture of safe/ unsafe food, in everyone's opinion,are these events linkable to hygiene, or the incredible number of tons of food we eat? Or the advent of more processed vs. prepared food? Or number of people handling the food? Or all of the above?
Perhaps more than one C&E of course-or is it?
Thanks for reading & sharing