The Poison Apple
Article: “Fruit Processing Plant Linked to Deadly Listeria Outbreak” reporting by Victoria Cavaliere; Editing by Richard Chang
Source: Scientific American/ Reuters
Date Published: Jan 12 ,2015
Summery: The FDA says it have discovered two strains of Listeria monocytogenes in a California apple processing plant related to 7 deaths and injured dozens who ate caramel coated apples. According to the CDC people were infected across 11 states and sickened 32 people total.
Critical Analysis: The part of this story I find so profound is that from our early lectures in this class that Sir Joseph Lister, the pioneer of antiseptic surgery made his observation over a 100 years ago and we cant made a candy apple without the risk of killing someone. This story is not an isolated case it seems like every week someone is getting sick even killed from salads. This story is just reason 32780 why I’m a meatatarian with no intensions of seeking out PETA any time soon.
Question: Why would anyone take the risk of eating fruit or salad when candy bars are virtually 100% safe to eat in America?