Picture this: A USDA inspector find salmonella in chicken, and the manufacture can still send it to stores. Yes, really. The Department of Agriculture can’t issue a mandatory recall of products contaminated with salmonella–even if those products are making people ill.
Last year, more than 600 people were sickened in a year-long antobiotic-resistant salmonella outbreak affecting Foster Farms chicken. If meat had been tainted by E. coli, the Department could have done something about it. But poultry and salmonella? Not so much.
Luckily, a new common-sense food safety legislation being considered by Congress could change all that. Want to show your support? Sign a Food & Water Watch here!