People NOT afraid of food recalls?

goingmad - Picture of a mad cow
April 19, 2007 8:14am CST
I was at work this morning, an I noticed an article in the newspaper as I was throwing it out. It said that with the Spinach recall, they didn't figure that people were afraid of food recalls because there was no mass panic. They also said that most people didn't even know that the ban was off of spinach and that even when they did find out sales of spinach have not gone up. They are still down 44% or something like that. Now stop me if I am wrong, I know there are likely a lot of people that like Spinach and all, but can they really use lack of mass panic over spinach being recalled as a base to say that people as a whole are unafraid of food recalls? I am sure that if you recalled Milk or something that is more widely used on a day to day basis, that people would be afraid. What are your thoughts on this?
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• United States
19 Apr 07
I refuse to live my life in fear, and I especially refuse to live in fear of what I eat. I will not panic if something I've bought and or eaten has been recalled. If I've bought the affected food but not yet eaten it, I'll calmly return it. If I've already eaten the suspected product, then it's kinda late to be worrying about it then, don't you think? I can be afraid of everything I eat, just in case, or I can go about my life and take things as they come.
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• Canada
19 Apr 07
For sure, I agree with you, I am not afraid per se, and if it is something that only I have consumed then it wouldn't be a big deal, but if it were something that I had fed to my children, or commonly used on my children, I would be afraid in the sense that they would be harmed or could die from something that I gave them. Ty for the comment!