Dear FDA: CLAM UP, You Bottom Feeders!!!

FDA to ban sale of raw oysters from Gulf of Mexico

…The Gulf region supplies about two-thirds of U.S. oysters, and some people in the $500 million industry argue that the anti-bacterial procedures are too costly. They insist adequate measures are already being taken to battle germs, including increased refrigeration on oyster boats and warnings posted in restaurants.

About 15 people die each year in the United States from raw oysters infected with Vibrio vulnificus, which typically is found in warm coastal waters between April and October. Most of the deaths occur among people with weak immune systems caused by health problems like liver or kidney disease, cancer, diabetes, or AIDS.

SWEET Mary Mother of God!!!! Enough, Nutritional Nanny Nazis! EE freakin’ NUFF!!!
Kiss that ACME Oyster House in New Orleans goodbye, as well as a traditional way of life from Apalachicola to the Mississippi. And why???

…The FDA is promoting a ban because high-risk groups are not heeding warnings about raw oysters, and millions of other people may not know they are vulnerable.

Because FIFTEEN UNFORTUNATE SOULS ~ many of whom IGNORE THE WARNINGS ~ die. Per year. F.I.F.T.E.E.N.

Jesus.

People are repeatedly and expensively and assertively told NOT TO DRINK AND DRIVE…but they still do. And FAR more people are MURDERED on the highways than die from sneaking an oyster, but do we ban driving?

You’ll have to pry those oysters from my cold, wet fingers, you blithering bi-valve banners.

God, I’m pissed.

9 Responses to “Dear FDA: CLAM UP, You Bottom Feeders!!!”

  1. greg newson says:

    There’s probably a loophole in the regulation for the Chinese to buy up all the oyster supplies and take over the market.Just as they are buying all the corn in Iowa..

  2. Mockingbird says:

    Gulp!

  3. tree hugging sister says:

    you’re right, greg. I’m sure you’re right.

    I mean, CAN you IMAGINE?!?!?!

  4. nightfly says:

    On behalf of all fans of the 42nd Street Oyster Bar in North Carolina…

    Gitcher mitts offa mah oysters, ya stinkin’ burro-crats!

  5. JP says:

    UN (and I’ll be nice) FRIGGIN’ believable.

    Pary tell what do these warnings posted in restaurants warn of?

    Like do they say, Dear Patron, because of the fact that our establishment hires illegal aliens for kitchen assistance we must tell you that some of these fine people just may take a whiz on your oysters

    Fer Christ Sakes.

  6. JP says:

    Umm, err, NOT that much of a church goer…the misspelling of the word P.R.A.Y., should give you that clue. :)

  7. Rob says:

    Conventional, prevailing, and quite convenient wisdom here along the Gulf Coast tells us not to eat oysters in any month that doesn’t have an R in it. Was hammered into my head since I was a kid.

    I wouldn’t miss Acme Oyster House but I’d surely miss R&O’s and New Orleans Food and Spirits.

  8. Gary from Jersey says:

    People wanna eat snot, let ‘em. Same damned gummint makes you put stickers on ladders telling you not to stand on the top step, figuring that’s what we’d do without the sticker. Morons.

  9. greg newson says:

    Are you being facetious?
    There is more evil in our
    government than McCarthy ever dreamed of.

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