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Monday, September 26, 2011

Three Executives Jailed after Food Safety Scandal

No, it didn’t happen here in America.  (Are you kidding?!?!?)

In Shanghai, three executives of the Shenglu Food Company were sentenced to five to nine years in prison for adding yellow dye to their packaged steamed buns.  They also lied about the expiration dates on the packages.

The government of Shanghai offers financial awards to people who report food safety violations.

Now I’m not saying we should be more like China, but then again…

Just imagine if our own public safety laws were enforced with one tenth that much zeal.  We’d have to build hundreds of new prisons just to hold all of the sleazy corporate thugs who knowingly jeopardize public health and safety.

But there’s also some good news for American corporations.  Boardrooms across the country must have succumbed into a mass orgasm when they saw this news item about freedom and liberty in Karachi, Pakistan.

This article is about several cities in South Asia having the worst air quality in the world.  But the most striking part was this comment from a resident of Karachi.  He said attempts to improve air quality are being undermined by large polluters who are:

“…playing havoc with the lives of Karachi populace.  Industries and factories are emitting thick clouds of smoke, and no government agency is out there to check them or correct them.”

No, you didn’t just feel an earthquake.  That shaking is from the above-mentioned corporate mass orgasm.

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Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

So near and yet so far. What a wonderful place to relocate a pollution-prone manufacturing or chemicals operation. Except that Pakistan is a place where Americans get killed and foreign executives get kidnapped for big ransom sums.

Oh well, there's always Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma.

September 26, 2011 at 6:45 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

SW: I guess every place has its drawbacks. No meddling socialist bureaucrats in Pakistan, but you could get kidnapped and/or killed.

In China, industries may be more accountable when they jeopardize the public, but average citizens can be jailed for speaking their minds or hundreds of other things that aren't a crime here.

September 26, 2011 at 7:14 PM  
Blogger Jerry Critter said...

If corporations are people, shouldn't we be able to jail corporate executives for the misdeeds of the corporation?

Shanghai thinks so.

September 26, 2011 at 7:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Guess is for every 20 responsible, 3 get scapegoated


September 27, 2011 at 12:33 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jerry: Corporations seem to have all the advantages of being a person but none of the drawbacks. They can donate money to political campaigns, but they can't get sick, get drafted, go to prison...

Erik: I'd guess it's a worse ratio than that.

September 27, 2011 at 5:47 PM  
Blogger jimmy67 said...

It's good.. the culprits who plays with the health of people should be punished in this way..thanks for sharing the information..
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April 9, 2012 at 1:05 AM  

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