Too Much, Too Late: Firm Announces Million-Pound Beef Recall

California’s Valley Meat Co. has just announced a recall of a million pounds of beef that was contaminated with E. coli. A million goddamn pounds. And guess when all that meat was produced? From October 2009 to January 2010. Meaning nearly every last bit of this E. coli-contaminated meat has long ago been eaten.

Need conclusive proof that America’s meat safety system is fundamentally broken? Look no further. (Thanks, Jimmy.) Link.