Sunday, July 27, 2014


Here's a notice for Sunday dinner and a Kansas City biz that eschewed food safety inspections.

Check it:

Health alert issued for Kansas City chicken


"The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a public health alert because a Kansas City company refused to recall uninspected chicken products.

"The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Saturday it issued the public health alert after Kansas City-based VU Foods wouldn't recall breaded chicken products after it was determined they hadn't been inspected."

This unsavory notice is just one of many warnings out there for folks who eat fried food from places who seemingly want to fly under the radar of safety checks in order to turn a profit.

Developing . . .


Anonymous said...

Jeezus. CK keeps finding new ways to be a filthy town. Nice place to visit (in the daytime, that is), but have your dinner in JoCo.

Anonymous said...

Be nice to know who the hell is selling this shit.

Anonymous said...

Probably be able to be served it at Glazers new place. The guy who owns VU foods might be one of Glazers old con buddies.They have to stick together you know. Birds of a feather flock together and all that horse puckies.

Anonymous said...

Horse puckies! That has to be the old "tallow on the hoof" guy. Dishing out folksy pearls of wisdom daily.

seanot said...

Food for thought (okay, I couldn't resist)... Food inspection is a complicated world of politics and inter-agency fighting that, at the end of the day, has a terrible record when it comes to safety and public health. But all of that aside, let's compare food safety records between USDA, FDA and the Dept. of Commerce (yes even Commerce has their smelly hands in this mess).

USDA does daily inspections of meat and poultry processing plants. You often see photographs of their inspectors on-site wearing long white jackets and white hard hats (in case an angry butcher throws a chicken at them, I guess). FDA inspects food processing (including meat and poultry slaughtered elsewhere) on a random basis. Commerce (and, to an extent, FDA) inspect seafood distribution on an irregular basis -- often when asked by a retailer who has noticed an off smell or other damage or decay.

So... who has the best record regarding food safety and public health? Here's a hint: it isn't USDA with their daily, ongoing inspection program (think ecoli-laced hamburger and chicken tainted with salmonella). It turns out that fresh foods inspected on an irregular basis by Commerce have the best record of safety. Disease-laden seafood is pretty scarce in this country and it's the least inspected of all spoilage-prone protein sources.

Therefore, whenever I hear about USDA issuing a public health directive, I take it all with a grain of salt. No merchant wants to kill his or her customer. It's bad for business. This is likely just another example of an angry, underachieving USDA inspector flexing his or her muscles because they met resistance by someone who understands that our food safety regiment is mostly for show and job creation.

Anonymous said...

So seanot what eatery do you own?

seanot said...

None. I do, however, like to eat.