Congress Is Poisoning Food Safety

April 10, 2015 5:54 PM

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This week, Sabra’s “classic hummus” may have joined several Blue Bell ice cream products on the do-not-eat list. Both foods are contaminated with the sometimes-lethal infection bacteria Listeria monocytogenes. At least three people in the Midwest have died after eating Blue Bell products. Thus far, there are no known clinical cases related to Sabra, which reportedly recalled its products under an abundance of caution.

These foods join an ever-expanding list of foods and companies that inadvertently have served up bad food. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) keeps a running tally of the various Listeria outbreaks recording a few per year with products ranging from sprouts to cheeses to ...

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