Monday, November 11, 2013

This Argument Smells Rotten

Here is someone with a plan to sell only out-of-date food. In defense of its safety, he writes:

"People worry about food-safety issues, and E. coli or salmonella. Virtually all of the known food-related deaths in America have been caused by food that was in code [not past its sell-by date]."

OK, so food that is not past its sell-by date is still not guaranteed to not get you sick. That hardly say food that is out of code is safe! It is like arguing that because most accidents happen within 20 miles of home, once you are across the country you can't possibly crash.

1 comment:

  1. "Virtually all of the known food-related deaths in America have been caused by food that was in code."
    I'm sure that has nothing to do with the fact that grocers routinely remove product from the shelves before it expires. Is this guy a Jesuit?

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