If you thought it disconcerting that horse meat was found in hamburgers sold in the United Kingdom, consider the hapless South Africans.
Last month, citizens of that former Dutch colony learned that the great majority of beef burgers and sausage sold in grocery stores there were found to contain the flesh of donkey, goat and water buffalo. Another 37% of products labeled “beef” were found to contain pork.
According to a study published by three professors at Stellenbosch University, “99 of 139 samples contained species not declared on the product label, with the highest incidence in sausages, burgers and deli meats.” 1
As Guy Corbet, writing in the UK edition of the Huffington Post, says, “It is pretty clear that what we think we are eating is never what it seems, and perhaps it never has been.”
Worse yet, Corbet seems to think the culprits are going to get away with it.
“The scale and extent of this scandal will mean that people will simply want it to be over. Nobody wanted to know how their food was produced in the first place, and nobody will want to be reminded of it.”2
Do you think that’s far-fetched? Back in 2006 here in the States, large batches of spinach and lettuce had been found contaminated with the E. coli bacteria. That was big news at the time, but even though additional incidents of contamination have been reported year after year since, no one seems to be paying much attention. These reports no longer make headlines, and so salad poisoning is no longer on the public radar. It’s all just yesterday’s news.3
We seem to be living in a time when the inverse of The Big Lie is in effect. Just as Goebbels proved that the more you repeat a lie, the more that lie becomes true in the minds of the people, so it seems that the more you ignore a truth, the less that truth registers. So things we should be watching out for no longer tend to concern us.
Those who are rightly concerned about such things are turning to sources they know they can trust, and sadly that does not always turn out to be the local grocer. Many who want to make sure they are eating what is on the label are turning to food that is certified Kosher.
EfoodsDirect.com is the only company in the storable food industry whose products are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union. That means that not only are the premises and processes monitored by the FDA and the USDA, but they are also supervised by a rabbi specially trained to insure the purity of the food.
Kosher certification is stricter even than government regulations. You may or may not be aware that some insects and shellfish are frequently employed to enhance flavoring and coloring in many common groceries. Not so in kosher food. Kosher certification means the food you eat is clean and pure, with no dubious additives. What is on the label is what is in the package.
To further guarantee safety and cleanliness, the brand new facilities where eFoods processes their products are placed under strict lockdown to prevent anyone who does not belong there from wandering in. Every precaution is taken to make certain that the food is clean when it comes in and cleaner when it goes out.
It’s important that what you put in your body is pure and clean. In a time when others are trying to get away with cutting corners, you should look to be getting your food from a company that has no desire to “get away” with anything.
This article was posted: Friday, May 24, 2013 at 3:19 pm