Saturday, September 6, 2008

The bad...the worse...and the ugly

First, the bad news. After the tainted tomatoes and peppers the government is banning beef and chicken coming out of Mexico.

But it gets worse. The USDA did their audit in June and July and we are just now finding out about this in September. They just halted shipments on August 29th. No urgency here, folks! In fact, the audit report will be out within the next 60 days or so. Ho-hum. (Now, if they could find lead in the meat, we’d have all sorts of headlines and congressional hearings.)

And to make it even worse, the Mexican government isn’t even protesting. Usually they whine and send official letters to Washington. This time they are VOLUNTARILY suspending shipments. It must be really bad.

Mexico produces/processes about 2% of our beef and poultry.

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