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#HealthAlert — Contaminate Meat Everywhere

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Who could forget the Jack in the Box E. coli outbreak of 1993? Four kids died and hundreds of Americans ended up with brain and kidney damage after eating tainted hamburger meat from the fast-food chain.

The USDA said it had learned its lesson. Congress passed laws allowing the agency to force recalls of meat contaminated with E. coli.

And we were promised that such a killer outbreak would never happen again.

But a shocking new investigation from the Oregonian proves that nothing has changed, we’re still eating diseased meat by the ton, and the next Jack in the Box tragedy could happen at any time.

Reporters took a look at a salmonella outbreak in 2013 that sickened hundreds of people in 29 states. Dozens even died from complications.

Turns out that the USDA had known for nearly a decade that Foster Farms, the source of the outbreak, was selling salmonella contaminated chicken.

Health officials from Oregon and Washington had repeatedly linked statewide outbreaks to a specific Foster Farms plant in California and had sent warning after warning to the USDA.

These state health authorities even gave the bacteria its own name: the Foster Farms strain.

But when it came time to protect us, the USDA sat on its hands and let the number of victims keep piling up.

Victims like 18-month old Noah Craten of Arizona, who became despondent and couldn’t walk straight after eating contaminated chicken. When doctors operated on his brain, they found it crawling with the Foster Farms strain of bacteria.

But the fact is, the USDA lacked — and still lacks — the power to force filth slingers like Foster Farms to pull salmonella-laced chickens off the market. Recalls must happen voluntarily.

There’s not even an upper limit on how much salmonella chicken parts like breasts and thighs can contain.

Friend, this is the EXACT same scenario that eventually led to the Jack in the Box tragedy. The feds didn’t have the authority to keep meat infested with E. coli off the market — until people died and the law was changed.

This month, both the Senate and the House introduced a bill that would give the government the clear authority… and the backbone… to force recalls on meat and poultry contaminated with particularly dangerous strains of salmonella.

It’s called the “Meat and Poultry Notification Recall Act” in the Senate and the “Pathogen Reduction and Testing Reform Act” in the House, and major poultry processors are fighting to make sure the bills never pass and you’re never protected.

We’ll be keeping you posted as the bill moves through Congress, but you should contact your legislators now and let them know you support the bill.

Because the time to act is now — before the next Jack in the Box tragedy.

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The government wastes billions of dollars every year in so many ways.

But it will not spend the funds necessary to provide YOU with healthy meat.

The propose legislation mention in the article will NOT solve the problem.

What are YOU going to do?

Eat contaminated meat, of course.

 

 

The facts no one wants to read.

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Written by solutions777

May 26, 2015 at 7:46 pm

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