Is There A Magic Number?

November 23, 2013

389 sick from Salmonella linked to Foster Farms chicken.  No recall announcement from Foster Farms.  Is there a magic number where concern for their customers’ well being kicks in and Foster Farms does the right thing.  A recall  and full disclosure are hallmarks of concern and integrity.

Foster Farms did comply with the USDA’s request to fix issues at three central California plants.  There was really no choice.  However there was a choice early on, Foster Farms could have announced a recall, provided the production codes and distribution information and been known as a company that had made some mistakes but was doing their best to fix the situation.