Don’t count all your eggs until they’re hatched. That seems to be the sentiment as the nationwide egg recall continues to grow
. Now expanded to 17 states covering half a billion eggs, the days of sunny side up may become a distant memory for the hypochondriac in us. Recalls involving food tend to have a significant and lingering negative impact because you are what you eat, and the last thing anyone needs is to be sick.
As with any recall, it’s important to locate the source. But, as we’ve seen time and again, this is not only difficult but usually too late since most of the food has already been consumed. And if history is our guide, the source may likely never be determined. Once again, this brings up the question for businesses—have we learned anything?
Food recalls are nothing new and yet, when one does happen, businesses react like this is the first time for everything. I can already map it out—the initial blame falls on the FDA for lack...