Will the beef recall do anything to help the quality of our food?

@sedel1027 (17855)
United States
February 18, 2008 8:37am CST
With the largest recall ever on meat from a packaging plant going on, do you think that this recall will affect how our food is processed? I don't know if it will improve our quality of food, but I do hope that this shows meat packing plants that the US does care about how animals are treated before they are slaughtered. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,330985,00.html
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
19 Feb 08
Unfortunately I don't think so. What is going on here is that these companies are only interested in the almighty dollar and the profits they can get by basically how many animals they can kill for human consumption..also, so many of these farm factory type plants have great lobbyist representing them....the bottom line is this country really doesn't give a shat ..yet..I think the only way the govt will really take notice about farm factory raised animals is if and when a truly horrific tainted and contaminated food supply enters into the market and makes people deathly sick on a panademic level, not just a few isolated cases. I think there definitely has to be a total new system initiated and stricter inspections and restrictions on how food is raised and processed, whether it's on the meat line or even produce...don't forget,..there were recalls of spinach, lettuce, etc due to e. coli as well
@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
19 Feb 08
Oh,I think about those recalls all the time. That is why I am super careful about all foods we buy. 99% of what we eat is organic, farm raised, free range etc. Yeah it costs an arm and a leg, but it is worth the safety of my family.
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
19 Feb 08
I sure hope it helps the quality of our food and the treatment of the animals. That is a shame about the condition those poor cows were in before they were slaughtered. I felt so sorry for them. I cannot believe someone would actually treat them that way and then weant other people to eat the tainted meat. It is definitely a shame for everyone and the animals.
• United States
18 Feb 08
I don't think its going to help at all Sedel, our history has proved that we tighten our policies and after awhile we get lax in our checks, assuming all is well again. There are better methods that the meat industry could implement but that would mean cuts in profit margins, there fore those costs get pushed onto the consumer to shoulder the higher costs. It is a no win for us all the way around.