This Is Nuts!
Someone explain how this makes any sense whatsoever:
Even though federal health officials have begun a criminal investigation into whether the Peanut Corporation of America deliberately sold contaminated products, the government still needed the company’s permission last week before announcing a huge recall of its products.
The wording of the recall statement had to be approved by the company before the Food and Drug Administration could publish it under current rules. The agency relies on cooperation from food makers to ensure the safety of the food supply even when those makers are suspected of crimes.
So, let me get this straight: people could die from salmonella poisoning from eating the company’s products, but the federal government had to wait until their PR and legal departments were happy with the wording before the public recall of the tainted, dangerous product could be made?
What part of that seemed like a good idea when that regulation was written? That’s just nuts.