Bacteria Are Your Friends
Next time some rightie tries to tell you how well the "free market" handles food safety, just direct them to:Recalled Canned Meats
That's the AP's list of "Recalled Canned Meats" manufactured by Castelberry's Food Co., and in this case, we're not just talking about something simple like salmonella or e. coli; we're talking about botulism - something we haven't seen in an American-manufactured canned food for more than 30 years. Porn stars: You know how an injection of botox relaxes the muscles in your forehead so you don't have all those nasty wrinkle lines? Well, the botulism toxin, from which we get botox - bo / tox; get it? - works its magic by paralyzing various muscles in your body - like the ones you need for breathing. In other words, it can kill you within 36 hours, as nine people have recently found out, much to their relatives' dismay.
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