Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Big Name Food Suppliers Take Bribes- Just In
I was just reading up on some evening news when I stumbled upon a post in The NY Times : Bribes Let Tomato Vendor Sell Tainted Food. Turns out top purchasing agents at Kraft , Nabisco and B&G Foods ( makers of Ortega Products) were accepting bribes from food suppliers and buying less than quality products- moldy tomatoes to be used in items such as ketchup, salsa, tomato sauce etc. The big corportations had no clue this was going but Kraft started doing major investing when they received numerous consumer complaints ( precisely why customer feedback is the key to success for any business). One thing I learned as a chef is "when in doubt throw it out" so I couldn't believe what I was reading- agents purposely buying spoiled goods!!Unreal, what the heck are you to eat these days- Beef has E.Coli. Chicken- Salmonella. Fish- Mercury. Water-Chlorine. Fruits & Veg- Pesticides. Canned Goods- Bribes!!!
Posted by Chef Jen DePalma at 10:22 PM