The federal government has come up with a new proposal to examine chickens for contaminates and diseases, and the proposal has some people concerned and others outright scared; the proposal would reduce the number USDA food safety inspectors at poultry plants from four to one – and rely on plant’s employees to do safety inspections instead.~~USDA’s proposed chicken safety inspection policy could mean trouble for consumers..Homeland Security News wire.
This change can increase production lines up to 25%. This is great for the companies but will it be bad for us? They inspectors are suppose to be catching any bad birds. If only one is there how likely are they to miss something? This increase in production might possibly increase the chances of bad birds getting through and on YOUR table!
AJC had this to say about playing chicken on food safety.
- How it works now
- Going by in a blur
- Reassurance from industry
- 'Phoning it in'
- 10 years of salmonella outbreaks
- 5 years of individual cases
I think that my non GMO, no additive, no processed, organic diet may seam limited to others, but I love how I feel and that my kids are healthy and thriving. We still have some of these foods on occasions when we eat in restaurants, parties, social gathering, and the like, but it is far and between. I like that my kids know what are healthy foods and what are not. I am trying to give them an inheritance of health, and not diseased engineered foods.
What are your thought on this decrease in inspected poultry? Do you see this as a possible problem considering the amounts of bad foods that pass with the current amount of inspectors? Are you thinking about adding a few more meatless meals to the menu? I know Vegan is looking pretty good to me right now, organic produce is a lot more affordable than animal products.