Here’s what you need to know about who is — or isn’t — protecting our nation’s food supply.
As 550 million eggs were recalled over the past two weeks for possible salmonella contamination, we learned that the owner of the farm that produced many of those eggs, Austin “Jack” DeCoster, has a history of health, worker safety, and environmental violations, spanning over two decades. You may ask yourself: “Where was the FDA? Where was the USDA in all this?”
Well, actually, you don’t have to ask yourself, because we asked Gardiner Harris, the public health reporter for The New York Times.