Michele Simon writes an interesting post for Food Safety News with a title that caught my eye: Why the Meat Industry Sells Salmonella.
Ms. Simon writes about how companies that poison our food talk about what they have done:
Sounds like defense-lawyer speak. Using the passive voice, “it is regrettable” but not taking responsibility with the more direct “we regret.” And “may have become ill”- to be sure not to admit any fault despite ample evidence it was their meat. Worst of all, the dismissive “for anyone who did, we are truly sorry,” is offensive to families whose loved ones have real names, and aren’t just “anyone.”
I think it is really good, insightful piece. I’m really interested in the food safety issues and I write about them a lot on this blog. Our law firm does not actually handle food poisioning cases.