If Donald Trump’s ascendancy as a viable presidential candidate didn’t already prove that we have surrendered our capacity for critical thinking then you need look no further than the USDA’s food recall email list to seal that judgement.
Stop & Shop is one of the larger grocery store chain owners on the Eastern seaboard. They have outlets from Massachusetts to central Virginia. In the Mid-Atlantic states they do business as Giant Food. Today Stop & Shop, and Giant Food, issued a voluntary recall for one of the frozen vegetables in their Nature’s Promise organic line because of an ingredient which is not listed on the label. Here’s what the USDA sent out (emphasis added by me):
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Giant Food Alerts Customers To Voluntary Recall Of Nature’s Promise Organic Edamame
10/30/2015 05:59 PM EDT
Landover, Md. – Giant Food, LLC announced it removed from sale Nature’s Promise Organic Edamame products because they contain soy, which is not listed on the ingredient label. These products are safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a soy allergy.
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Edamame are soy beans.
I’m just going to leave that right there so the ridiculousness of this can seep in.