Yeah, yeah, there are tons of other major News Stories this past year. All kinds of them. The wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, soon-to-be Iran, Sudan, or which ever one you’d like to pick. There’s the Economic ‘Meltdown’; like screwed up world economics was ever anything new. How about Obama’s election? Well, that’s something TIME will probably do.
There were many other items besides food that was recalled, but we’ve picked ‘Food Recalls’ as the NFP’s news story of the year because we’ll probably be the only ones to mention the fact that for virtually everyday, a ‘recall’ of mostly food items, including the killer dog and cat food, was presented on the Canadian news channels during 2008.
We also picked the ‘food recall’ category because food is of course, a necessity. Other than two year olds, we don’t normally eat the lead toys we get.
And this year we’ve had it all. E. coli, salmonella, listeria monocytogenes, melamine, botulism, arsenic, staphylococcus bacteria, pathogenic bacteria as well as undeclared sulphites, nuts, egg, wheat, soy, milk proteins and other allergens all stuffed into your favourite munchies. Again, this is just Canada*.