Sure lawsuits are a reactive form of correction but they have a longer lasting effect.
Remember money talks, bs walks.
Short term, no doubt it's cheaper.
Long term, you're gonna go out of business and most likely be in debt if you handle meat improperly.
You have to remember to though, that as food has become more abundant, personal attitudes towards cleanliness have increased.
Before just getting food was important, people would eat rotted meat.
That's all they had.
Now with modern commercial farming techniques, the consumer is more mindful over the cleanliness of it.
Personal choice of quality of quantity.
An example, hardly anyone eats Pemmican anymore.
The banking collapse and subsequent Ponzi schemes were largely a move of lax law enforcement, crony relationships and irrational exuberance.
We need to deal with that before we add new rules.
Even before it's inception work place accidents were on a clear downward trend.
A lot of people believe that the company is the major offender in workplace accidents and injuries.
In fact the opposite is true, unsafe acts by employees compromise approximately 80% of all accidents.
(I get a weekly lecture on this at work. Mandatory stuff drilled into my head.)