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Honey Smacks sickens 73 people in 31 states: But how can dry cereal carry salmonella?

Honey Smacks sickens 73 people in 31 states: But how can dry cereal carry salmonella?

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  • Kellogg’s has launched an investigation with the “third party” that makes their cereal. A typical Trump era response to any problem that a person or business might be responsible for. It’s the “Not our fault.” business model.

    Isn’t that your company’s name on the box? And you’re pointing the finger

    Kellogg’s has launched an investigation with the “third party” that makes their cereal. A typical Trump era response to any problem that a person or business might be responsible for. It’s the “Not our fault.” business model.

    Isn’t that your company’s name on the box? And you’re pointing the finger at a third party? This type of modern day weaseling is both pathetic and infuriating.

    The food and beverage industry as a whole has become slave to the all mighty God of profit. Stock holders, corporate overlords, IPO’s, franchises, costs and margins... these are terms that are now valued. Corporations are no longer accountable to their customers, and apparently not even to themselves. But according to the law, they are now ‘people’.

    Everything we do these days in F&B; technologies, education, company structures, production, packaging has been geared for ‘profit’ and solely for ‘profit’. It’s no longer about feeding people, it’s all about making more money and no one cares or talks about the damaging effects they cause.

    This relentless ‘profit over people’ attitude is the core of problem. As long as it’s profitable, who cares if we kill some people or make them sick? Who cares if we’re destroying rainforests and entire nations? We’re going to use palm oil to save us 3%. Indonesia? I got my own problems. I need my bonus to pay for my kids private schooling. Why, so they can make lots of money and eat clean food. It’s become a viscous cycle.

    American food culture is now at a tipping point. As we become more educated and more aware of real nutrition and real food, the more we will move away from processed foods. Companies better take notice or they will be left behind.

    What American F&B companies don’t seem to understand is that the further the human element is removed from what we eat, the more risks we take with our own health. Not just personal health, but the health of the entire nation. It may cost more to hire actual people, but human capital is the most valuable commodity that businesses can invest in and you’ll sleep better at night because it’s the right thing to do.

    We as consumers have to force corporations to adjust their ethical attitudes. Every food and drink purchase matters... every day, every meal. We have to orientate ourselves towards the people behind the food we eat, not the company. Like in the good old days, when there was a man named Will Keith Kellogg, who stood behind the cereal he made.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Keith_Kellogg

  • When your ingredient list is a mile long you are much more vulnerable—each little additive can be a source of contamination. Getting sick from a food with no redeeming nutritional value seems extra sad.

  • Damn: dry cereal. Pathogens will outlast us all.

  • As I understand this food has only sugar and no nutritious value. Its incredible to think how companies are allowed to sell this stuff.

    In emerging markets the problem is worse as people are giving up eating wholesome healthy foods for this sugary unwholesome bad for you foods. Also the health systems

    As I understand this food has only sugar and no nutritious value. Its incredible to think how companies are allowed to sell this stuff.

    In emerging markets the problem is worse as people are giving up eating wholesome healthy foods for this sugary unwholesome bad for you foods. Also the health systems are not strong enough to either guarantee high quality manufacturing or recalls. Thus it keeps getting pushed here and is going to move the population from unprocessed to processed junk!

  • i have to agree with vendetta. i thought that was a well put statement. why the trump slam is necessary idk

  • Interesting. Incredible? Incredulous?

  • This is getting ridiculous.

  • I didn’t know there was a trump era. Food has been making people sick since the dawn of a few months ago. Damned Russians! “Teacher also says... blah blah blather”

  • The reason our young children have so many health problems is because of what the FDA allows not only what can be put in cereals but our beef, pork, chickens,etc. Big money without the caring of the people. Big farming.

  • Yikes.