We did not, and never will,
knowingly ship a product
that is not safe for consumers. We’ve invested heavily
in leading-edge food safety
technology and practices
over the past eight years,
and we are thankful for all
of the people who recognize
— ConAgra Chief Operations
Officer Al Bolles, on how the company wasn’t aware its peanut butter was contaminated with salmonella before it was shipped, causing a massive recall eight years
ago. The company now has to pay
$11.2 million to settle the case.
This is probably the biggest threat to the Florida
avocado that’s ever been
— Jonathan H. Crane, a tropical fruit crop specialist at the
University of Florida, on the
deadly fungus, laurel wilt, that is
slowly wiping out Florida’s avocado crop.
Anybody who wants a
Thanksgiving turkey is going
to be able to get one. They
may have to pay a little more
for it but we’re not going to
have national stock-outs for
— Tom Elam, agricultural economist
and poultry industry consultant, on the
bird flu outbreaks that killed millions of
turkeys and chickens earlier this year.
It shouldn’t be consumed too often, and having transparency of how much it should be
consumed is actually quite helpful to consumers.
— Mars Inc.’s Research and Development Chief Dave Crean, on his support for a federal government proposal
that would require food companies to disclose added sugar among their nutritional information.
We believe that all sugars are the same. No one product can be singled out
more than anything else.
— American Beverage Association spokesman Roger Salazar, on San Francisco lawmakers
trying a second time to curb soda consumption by proposing measures that would require soda
ads to carry health warnings.
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