Some people would like to compare the Walkerton E. coli-in-water crisis to the current Listeria in ready-to-eat-meats. That is not right because:
Walkerton was a crisis due to incompetence and bullshit/bovine faeces;
the Listeria in ready-to-eat-meat is a crisis due to competence and bullshit und Überbullshit.
The outcome in both cases is the same - deaths and more bullshit und Überbullshit!
"Consumer product safety is not about leadership. It is about doing the right thing!"