Fowl Contamination Leads to Legal Action

Clean eating

A group of 12,000 doctors, who advocate for ethical research and vegetarian diets, have taken clean eating awareness to a new level.  The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has been debating fecal matter contamination on meat with the US Department of Agriculture since 2013.  By relying on the naked eye to detect possible fecal bacteria on meat and poultry, the USDA has allegedly taken a lax approach with their inspection processes.  The advocacy group previously filed a petition to ask the USDA to enhance their procedures for testing possible contamination, and to delete the word “wholesome” from labeling.  The advocacy group is pushing for a description they feel is more fitting for the products the USDA approves – “May Contain Feces.”  Read more

Admitted to the Hospital? Costco Will Not Admit Responsibility

Italian salad chicken salad, by pixabay user anestiev, licensed by Creative Commons.

What you don’t know can hurt you

It is common for people to suffer from food poisoning or a stomach virus. It is rare for people to undergo life-changing medical conditions after eating contaminated food. Chloe Rodgerson falls into the statistic of five to ten percent of E. coli infection victims who have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Two years ago, in 2015, Chloe’s family purchased rotisserie chicken salad from a local Costco Wholesale Corp. While every member of her family who sampled the chicken salad fell ill to some degree, Chloe was admitted to the hospital with a severe E. coli infection. Read more