Justin Walker: Retailer hawks potentially bad chicken
10/17/2013 7:50 PM
10/17/2013 7:58 PM
Regarding “Foster Farms faces long road to recovery” (Oct. 12, Page A1): I am interested to know whether more attention could be paid to the conduct of resellers of Foster Farms chicken products from contaminated batches. After people were sickened by chicken purchased during a now rather suspicious clearance sale of products labeled with the USDA inspection batch numbers attributed to the outbreak, it is apparent that many such stores are happy to recover losses by incentivizing their sale at direct threat to the public health.
It is also apparent that at least in the store in question, they are unwilling to fairly address the breach of public trust. My experience when attempting to bring the poultry in for a direct exchange was handled very poorly. This does not seem to be behavior acceptable for any company licensed to sell food to the public.
Editor's Choice Videos
Join the Discussion
The Modesto Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.