Friday, October 11, 2013
Chicken Plants in Salmonella Outbreak Can Stay Open
2. Category: Health
3. Level: National
4. This concerns people who buy and consume chicken from Foster Farms.
5. There is a salmonella outbreak from chickens that are slaughtered and processed at these facilities. The Agriculture Department is allowing these facilities to stay open despite the outbreak. While they have made changes to their practices, how long will it be until poultry becomes safe again?
6. My issue with this is that I feel like they should have shut it down for a bit of time. It doesn’t feel quite safe yet because there have been so many outbreaks and people hospitalized. If salmonella is becoming resistant to antibiotics I think there should have been a thorough process to make sure safe changes were made before continuing to slaughter and process poultry. They have made immediate changes to their practices but I feel like I will be more cautious and so will other people. This outbreak was too much to ignore.
Posted by Bianca at 10:25 PM