Today it was mixed nuts recalled for potential Salmonella contamination, last week the recall de jour was meatless burgers recalled for the potential presence of listeria and of course as we are all aware there is the ongoing XL saga.
Now I'm sure the CFIA and the Harper government would say these recalls are a sign that the system is functioning just fine, however I'd hazard a guess that most Canadians see these recalls for the failures they are. A properly functioning food inspection system would flag these tainted items long before they reach the store shelves and certainly not as has happened on occasion long after their expiry date.
One of the basic functions of government is to ensure that the food we eat is safe, Harper Inc has failed us miserably, I guess that's what we get for electing a government that doesn't believe in government.
Knowing that our entire food chain is unsafe certainly takes much of the joy out of one of life's great pleasures. For that alone Harper Inc should rot in hell.