Yeah, I was probably over-blowing it a bit and kind of wanted to share something.
That being said, it's sort of becoming a major issue up here
. This whole thing could really just be an inevitable mistake, although I'm also uncertain if 46 Inspectors is the optimal number...
And if it isn't a big deal right now, the media will probably make it a big deal.
How does quality control work at these sorts of plants, anyways?
Where did you get 47 inspectors from? The CFIA has thousands of inspectors, which include hundreds for meat inspections.
Also, but not directly in response to the quoted post:
Under the current federal government, the number of inspectors and CFIA staff has increased roughly in line with the previous liberal government. The slight decrease in 2012, is not unlike the decrease in 1998. I dislike two things about this whole scandal:
1) That vegetarians are taking this and saying, 'See, meat will kill you' whilst ignoring the numerous listeria outbreaks that happen every year.
2) That the NDP are blaming the government for the outbreak, because of recent, relatively mild cuts, especially since no inspectors have actually been cut at this point. Not that I really expect anything different from the official opposition than to blame everything on the current government. But... It still annoys me.