Where’s the Meat? The Need for Full Public Disclosure in Meat Recalls
Epidemiologist Patti Waller and attorney Denis Stearns wrote this column for the Journal of Environmental Health's June 2006 issue. The article focuses on the USDA's proposed rule on changing policy regarding public disclosure of the names of retail outlets that received potentially contaminated meat during a meat recall. The authors argue, "The revised recall policy proposed by USDA represents a commonsense approach that balances industry concerns and the public’s right to know. It is thus deserving of widespread public support."