Since the food industry has discredited the value of testing, the alternative is to allow consumer sicknesses to provide test results. HACCP's underlying "science-based" food inspection system allegedly maximizes public health benefits by deregulating the food industry, requiring a regulatory "Hands Off" attitude at the huge slaughter facilities, and allowing the industry to police itself. Egads, have Americans lost their critical thinking abilities?
Welcome to HACCP, the last big government "food safety" plan that wasn't:
Al Krebs' his life was devoted to exposing Agribusiness. He links HACCP - the last big "food safety" plan from the multinationals - to Monsanto, the WTO, Clinton, the poultry industry, and to a major reduction in inspections and increase in illnesses.
Time for those on the left, especially those in organizations which should know better, to learn the history and stop naively saying "but we have to do something about food safety."
Yes. Get rid of the last thing the government and corporations did to UNDO food safety in the name of "food safety" - HACCP.
Once people understand who pushed HACCP, what it did to centralize the food supply into corporate hands, what it did to decrease food safety, the endless number of bills in Congress will be seen for what they are - a massive plan to take total control of the US food supply, promoting the old false promise of "food safety" and using irrational fear to push things through.