Possible food poisoning at Food Safety Summit


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#2

Hey, we're Baltimore. We put the "harm" in Charm City.


#3

Spoiler Alert - GMOs had nothing to do with it.

Now "irony" would be a gathering of anti-GMO activists laid low by salmonella in the organic salad.


#4

Sure, and more spoiler alerts – DDT, mercury, and weaponized anthrax had nothing to do with it. I'm not sure why someone would bring up any of those things, though, since none are mentioned in the article.


#5

Noun-Verb-GMOs


#6

See Alanis Morissette? this is how you do irony.


#7

That stupid song made me come up with scenarios where the lyrics would actually be ironic.

Like the guy is a professional cloud seeder and his wedding is tomorrow but a storm front is coming though, so he seeds the clouds to get them to rain early for a clear wedding. Then he miscalculates and instead causes the clouds that would have otherwise just passed overhead to rain on his wedding day instead.


#8

Actually no, IIRC correctly none of those situations were actually ironic. Although it might be ironic to do a song about irony and get it wrong.


#9

Let's not pretend this was an accident. I'm a mild-mannered citizen, but given the opportunity I'd pull a Tyler Durden alllllll up in that kitchen.


#10

According to the interwebz, irony is defined as: "a state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often amusing as a result."

lets see:
1) It certainly contrary that a buncha muckety-mucks got the atomic squirts at a food safety summit. CHECK

2) Its amusing as hell. CHECK

I think we have an irony.


#11

You are right of course. I guess it's just that I'd recently read the astronomical CDC numbers on food borne illness and death

http://www.cdc.gov/foodborneburden/2011-foodborne-estimates.html

....and I just mentally filed it under "nearly inevitable" rather than "ironic." But you're right.


#13

Isn't that the reason it's really difficult to get raw milk in the US?


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Spoiler Alert - sun + mayonnaise!


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It's used as a justification for restrictions, but that was not raw milk cheese, they were taking returned product, and dumping it back into the production vats, as I recall (well, I think that's what Gordonzola was talking about). That is half of all lysteria deaths in the past 30+ years, probably a big part of the justification for raw milk cheese restrictions, never mind how totally unrelated it was.


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Inadequate pasteurization has been the cause of deadly outbreaks of salmonella and listeria.

As raw milk increases in popularity, more cases of contamination have occured.

http://www.marlerblog.com/case-news/shankstead-ecofarm-the-family-cow-dairy-largest-raw-milk-outbreak-in-pennsylvania/#.U2J0ivm8r_B

There have also been some near misses with rabid animals on dairy farms, including a rabid goat on a goat milk dairy, but that particular goat wasn't a milk goat.


#17

My karma runs over your gluten-free dogma


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"Nearly inevitible" ha!!!


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