United State Department of Transportation .... which is making sure roads are designed for safety.
Why don't we choke to death like people in China? EPA ... which is making sure we have clean air.
USDA ... is a little behind in their work. For over a year, a private, job creating, legal person called a corporation has been killing Americans with salmonella.
A year. Link to story at Yahoo.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An outbreak of antibiotic-resistant salmonella linked to a California chicken producer continues to sicken people more than a year after it started.
Despite the illnesses, producer Foster Farms has not initiated a recall, and the government has no apparent plans to shut it down.
The federal Centers for Disease Control says there were 50 new reported illnesses in the last two months, bringing to 574 the total number of cases in the outbreak. Most of the illnesses are in California.
574 cases of salmonella and no one has died? Make me believe it. " Bloodstream infections caused by nontyphoidal salmonellae in Africa were reported in 2012 to have a case fatality rate of 20–25%."
For this outbreak? "Thirty-seven percent of victims were hospitalized and 13 percent of the victims had developed blood infections, almost three times the normal rate."
In a letter from USDA to Foster Farms last October, the department said inspectors had documented "fecal material on carcasses" along with "poor sanitary dressing practices, insanitary food contact surfaces, insanitary nonfood contact surfaces and direct product contamination."
In January, USDA inspectors briefly closed a Foster Farms plant after finding cockroaches.
Yeah. No one has died from this version of corporate citizenship. That we know about.