"There has been no shortage of news in recent years of contaminated food sickening or killing people in America, and the problem hasn’t been isolated to one type of food. Tainted eggs, celery, spinach and pistachios are among items that have been recalled.
The government is supposed to protect the public from tainted food — at least on paper. In reality, federal regulators have largely been overwhelmed by the task and understaffed for the job. The Food and Drug Administration, for example, cannot mandate a recall of tainted food ... "