It’s the Pinto argument, and segments of the food industry still haven’t learned, 40 years later.
The Pinto automobile – my high school friend Dave had a similar Vega – met all government standards, but still had had tendency to explode when hit from behind; like a Sherman tank.
Which is why it’s so baffling that so many commodities so many years later insist on government inspection as some sort of meaningful standard.
It’s a cop-out.
Lynne Terry of The Oregonian says that Townsend Farms, the producer of frozen berries linked to a Hepatitis A outbreak that has sickened 97 or 99, has passed inspections by county and state health types.
Which they would, if the source of the Hepatitis A is pomegranate seeds from Turkey or somewhere.
It’s that missing food safety ingredient – source food from safer sources.
And don’t rely on inspections or external audits.
Does any company really want to bet their brand on someone else?