(PJ Media) They call the creation of laws “sausage making” for a reason. A lot of people wouldn’t enjoy their steaks and chops so much if they saw how they were made.
As it turns out, creating soy burgers and other “meat substitutes” isn’t much better — or safer. According to a report in Bloomberg, a plant operated by the fake meat company Beyond Meat is a veritable petri dish of really gross and nasty stuff.
“Products from the plant tested positive for Listeria, a harmful bacteria, on at least 11 occasions during the second half of last year and the first half of 2022, according to an internal document provided by a former employee concerned about conditions at the plant,” reported the news site.
It gets worse.
Photos and internal documents from a Beyond Meat plant in Pennsylvania show apparent mold, Listeria and other food-safety issues, compounding problems at a factory the company had expected to play a major role in its future https://t.co/Pdi3cj726J pic.twitter.com/a87G2LPFnj
— Bloomberg (@business) November 21, 2022
It should be noted that all of the company’s wounds are probably not self-inflicted. There’s been an open campaign by large food processing and ag companies to discredit Beyond Meat and other meat substitute companies. And while the violations are real, how much of the spin is helped along by competitors looking to injure Beyond Meat?
Otherwise, the outfit has struggled with a mercurial CEO, Ethan Brown, who has driven his company into the ground.
Not just one, but two, features today on the decline of @BeyondMeat. Both miss an impt point:
The concerted effort by Big Ag to destroy companies like Beyond. Let’s count the ways 1/x https://t.co/fbNmN1GSDj
— Wayne Hsiung (@waynehhsiung) November 21, 2022