Raw isn’t rad, it’s risky: Yes, pets too

After 20 years of doing this shit – and it primarily involves shit – not much surprises, and I reach back for the classics.

When I first saw Airplane at a drive-in in the summer of 1980, I was more interested in the girl beside me than the movie.

But then I saw it again.

And again, and again, and again.

The satire the writers of Airplane came up with could be exploited by anyone who watches food porn.

Radagast Pet Food, Inc. of Portland, OR (it’s Portland, Portlandia) is recalling three lots of Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Chicken Recipe because testing results indicate they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The Company is also recalling one lot of Rad Cat Raw Diet Pasture-Raised Venison Recipe because testing results indicate it has the potential to be contaminated with Shiga Toxin producing E. coli O121.  This recall is being conducted out of an abundance of caution. 

Scott Weese has also written about the risks of raw.

I’m not sure how good he is at satire, but was fun to hang around.

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A former professor of food safety and the publisher of barfblog.com, Powell is passionate about food, has five daughters, and is an OK goaltender in pickup hockey. Download Doug’s CV here.