John Stossel Says: Gov't Shouldn't Inspect Food Cause Of Constant E Coli Outbreaks
companies will regulate themselves because they want their product to sell.
Is this guy crazy? Obviously, companies don't care about their product since they're putting shit out that literally has shit in it.
One question though, why are there E Coli outbreaks, and other crap passing inspection?
Libertarians annoy the fuck out of me. Stossel might be pro-gay marriage, but he wants the US to run like the Wild Wild West. What is up with the 1980s porn mustache?
He's spouting Standard Opertating Libertarian/Tea Party BS.
The minute any of these jackasses get sick from E Coli after eating tainted food, they'll change their tune pronto.
He's certifiable. He mocked seniors on his show by going to a pre-school and telling the tots that when THEY reach retirement age there will be nothing left because old people today are selfish and only interested in getting more, more, more from the government. WTF? It seemed like an apt audience because he sure looks and sounds like a kiddie toucher. Of course, the kids didn't know what the fuck he was talking about. He's really creepy.
I can't believe there is anybody with any brain cells who really believes businesses will behave the right way if no one is watching them. If one of you is on line, please explain.
He needs a Charles Laughton sandwich. I'll prepare it for him myself.
Somebody needs to get it said for corporate psychopaths. Really, they're terribly misunderstood.
He's got Gay Voice too.
John Stossel sold a long time ago.
This man is no longer trustworthy. And he is no longer relevant.
He's pretty far outside the mainstream with his views.
They tried this approach with other industries and it didn't work.
Perhaps he can tell us about the Peanut Corporation of America, which was responsible for one of the biggest salmonella outbreaks in the U.S. They self-regulated themselves right out of business.
[quote]Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) was a peanut-processing business founded in 1977 and headquartered in Lynchburg, Virginia. The company was forced out of business after being found to be the source of a massive salmonella outbreak in the United States during 2008 and 2009.
[quote]The Post reported on February 15 that it had been an open secret among peanut insiders in Georgia, Virginia and Texas that PCA had serious sanitation issues. David Brooks, a buyer for a snack company, said that it was well known PCA was "a time bomb waiting to go off."
[quote]Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspectors reported, following a two-week inspection of the Blakely, Georgia, plant in January 2009, that the company had information that its peanut-butter products were tainted with salmonella but shipped them anyway after "re-testing" them. This occurred at least 12 times in 2007 and 2008. FDA inspectors also found mold growing on the plant's ceiling and walls, foot-long gaps in its roof, dead insects near peanuts, and holes in the plant big enough for rodents to enter. Inspectors found that the company also did not clean its equipment after finding contamination, and did not properly segregate raw and finished products. In 2007 the company shipped chopped peanuts on two occasions even after salmonella was confirmed by private lab tests. The company had previously refused to divulge production test records until federal officials invoked the food safety provisions of a federal anti-terrorism law (the 2002 Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness Response Act). As a result of this refusal and the incident in general, the Georgia State Senate passed a bill requiring peanut product manufacturers to report any contamination within 24 hours, failing which felony charges would result.
[quote]Tommy Irvin, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA), requested criminal investigation of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) as the organ responsible for inspections contracted by the FDA. GDA and GBI officials had said they would consider pursuing manslaughter charges if federal authorities did not take up the case. On January 30, 2009 federal health officials announced that a criminal investigation had been launched by the US Justice Department for possible prosecution under provisions of the 1938 Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
Oh, but he was talking about E-COLI. Never mind.
He was a paid shill for agribusiness while he was on his TV show lying about this very sort of thing.
He really is scum.
A couple years ago Stossel told us that Americans were "ridiculous" to expect health insurance to pay for our medical care. He neglected to mention that his then employer ABC provides "Cadillac" health care for all its on-air talent absolutely FREE. And for their families!
What a lying asshole he is.
E coli outbreaks are caused by people who poop in stores.
He says this at the same time Consumer Reports released a study stating that over 70% of pork is contaminated with an antibiotic-resistant bacteria.