James Joyner takes Hilzoy to task for equating food safety to 9/11:
We’re comparing apples and skyscrapers here. The 9/11 attacks happened in three locations the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and a passenger jet over the skies of western Pennsylvania within the one a single day. They were a deliberate act of murder that only government could have conceivably prevented. Meanwhile, there are 306-odd million Americans spread over a giant continent. Each of them eats 365 days a year, usually more than once. Further, the lion’s share of the cases of serious food poisoning could have been prevented by individuals with better sanitary procedures, proper food storage, or more thorough cooking.