Melamine from contaminated pet food enters human food chain
This is absolutely ridiculous. We have the FDA, CFSAN, USDA, FSIS, HHS, and who knows what other governmental agencies are tasked with protecting the US food supply, whether grown overseas or in the US.
The past 12 months have seen recalls of Peanut Butter, spinach, green onions, pet food, olives, milk, hamburger patties, prepackaged salads, prepackaged sandwiches, prepared potato salad, bread, fruit trays, melons, and I'm sure much more that I'm not seeing in the 5 minute search on Google I just performed.
The government is paying OUR farmers not to produce food then importing from other countries and because of a lack of manpower they only inspect less than 1% of the imported products.
If you don't have enough people to inspect the products you have been tasked to inspect and protect, then halt all the damned imports of food and at least inspect what is already within our borders.
These governmental inspection agencies are screwing around with our health and welfare. The vast majority of our citizens however don't seem to give a damn, so the government continues doing nothing or little to nothing.
What the hell is wrong with people that they do not give a damn about what they are eating, what they are feeding their children. Wake the phuk up people. Hold your government accountable, you know, the people that promise to protect the citizenry and instead do nothing but line their own pockets.