An outbreak of salmonella poisoning has been declared by the CDC and in the State of Ohio. It contains a warning: “Persons also should not consume raw or unpasteurized milk or other dairy products.” Eggs and cheese are also being targeted, as well as meats. The state of Ohio is the first to be listed. (Cartoon courtesy of http://naturalnews.com.
My initial comment: This appears to me as nothing more but scare tactics. On any day there are far more than 300 or more people sickened by food in the U.S., it is in the thousands. These 388 cases from 42 states have been reported since September. That works out to a little more that 3 cases a day–on averaae. This is not an epidemic nor an “outbreak”. Government consultants ( and probably federal and state governments) are quoting 1 out of 4 Americans suffer from food-related illnesses every year. That works out to 75 million a year. How does this compare to 380 in 4 months? CDCs own statement of data show this is not an outbreak at all. This is clearly a manufactured news release.
One then must ask why is a news release like this from CDC being pushed as a serious outbreak. To me, this points to political propaganda to instill fear so that Big Food is allowed more control of the food supply and usher in new rules such as irradiation.
* UPDATE: In a report on January 11, Minnesota health officials say it is probable the outbreak was due to peanut butter. Cracking the case was “Team Diarrhea,” a team of public health graduate students who assist in the multitude of interviews that such investigations require.
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