Flimsy Sanity: Packing House Woes

Flimsy Sanity

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Packing House Woes

Carol Hidalgo, a Spanish Language interpreter liaison at Austin Medical Center uncovered the fact that several people with the same symptoms all worked at the local pork slaughter facility. Rare medical investigation unfolds recounts the sequence of events.

They were all getting progressive muscle weakness to the point where they couldn't walk...There are several disturbing facts involved: All work at Quality Pork Processors in Austin. All work in the kill. None are exposed to chemicals. At least 3 work with brain or spinal cord of pigs. Ages range from 21 to 46. Four are Hispanic, 2 are white. Two women, 4 men. Time of onset ranges from Nov. 06 (2006) to 3 weeks ago," he wrote in September

The article says the brains were shipped to the south, but I think they probably are used in hot dogs and bologna because if thousands that are harvested were all shipped south, they would have to be featured on every menu. Who is to say Mad Cow Disease doesn't have a pork cousin?

I think it is great that some low level person pointed the problem out. Reminds me of the Mexican guy that read the label on Chinese toothpaste and said, "This is antifreeze."


  • At 4:09 AM, Blogger michael greenwell said…

    there are so many of these stories out there at the moment. it is really scary.

  • At 7:32 AM, Blogger ryk said…

    The important thing is to make sure that this doesn't effect Quality Pork's stock price or profit margin.


  • At 5:32 AM, Blogger Nader Enthusiast said…

    I guess they feel that the problem stems from high air pressure being used to blow the brains out of the pigs. The latest news is that one of the victims applied for workman's comp and was denied so she is going to sue.


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