Sep. 17, 2010 /EIN Presswire/ — As more revelations come to light about the stakeholders and regulators in the egg salmonella contamination controversy, a question that should be raised is why aren’t even more people becoming sick from the US food supply?
Estimates are that 1 in 4 Americans will come down with some sort of food-borne illness each year, but efforts to overhaul the country’s weak food safety regulation are being quashed by forces in the Republican party. As long as food safety regulation remains lax, habitual food-safety violators can continue to endanger the food supply.
The Atlantic has a profile of one such repeat offender. According to The Atlantic, Jack DeCoster, whose Iowa henhouses were blamed for last month’s nationwide egg recall, has a veritable rap sheet of food safety and labor violations from the last 25-plus years, yet he’s one of the top — if not the top — egg producers in the country.
Read more about DeCoster at Food Safety News Today. Located at http://foodsafety.einnews.com, Food Safety News Today is a media monitoring service from EIN News.