Costco has entered into a new deal with Tyson that will allow the Issaquah-headquartered behemoth to test the beef producer's trimmings before mixing them with other suppliers. (Seriously? "Trimmings"? Ugh.) It seems like a pretty well-timed move in light of that disgusting New York Timesfeature about the E.coli-tainted hamburger that paralyzed a dance instructor. Nicely played, Costco.
(BTW. In related news, Cargill, the food giant that made the hamburger that paralyzed the woman issued a statement about their faulty product. It reads "Our hearts go out to Ms. Smith and her family, as well as the others whose lives have been so affected by O157:H7." Attention college kids: Stop studying whatever it is you're studying, drop out and start a consulting company catering to big companies like Cargill where all you do is write sorrowful letters expressing remorse to the guy who got maimed by a corndog or the toddler suffocated by a double-stuff Oreo. There is a market for this. And whatever you write, it's got to be better than that crap Cargill got from their apology-bot.)