You must read this front page article -http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/04/health/04meat.html
What is more sickening then the E: COLI contamination is the use of selective journalism to protect those who should be held accountable, that being governmental organizations and officials. The Times many times has covered up their own investigative reporting and information received from public consumer oversight organizations. Where was the Times when it knew of food contamination and the distribution of contaminated meats in 2005 .What has moved this problem to the front pages now? Again members of congress will write letters and ask for USDA reform to protect the consumer. The USDA will take its sweet time in answering the letters, time will again pass, so very slowly, and more and more consumers will be sickened and those responsible will get a reprieve as the media moves on to the next item to get the attention of the public.