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Now, nope. In the past, yup. I did some stints in medical billing, dental insurance, incident tracking with OSHA compliance, and ding ding ding the Dept of Energy to top it off.
Let's not forget PCI compliance too as far as regulations go, since the banks have the real power. (Notice the govt borrows money from them and not the other way around.) Having them shut you down too means that's something to do deal with.
Many of them are fairly candid about it, they're searching for the most economic inspection machinery just to follow the laws on production control. The others don't say it openly but it is evident by their approach, actions and decisions.
Because the Republicans are in power and don't care about health issues or the environment. Let business do what it wants to the detriment of public health, safety, and the environment. (And they call themselves Christians.)
Purina (Nestlè, IIRC) is incredibly strict on anything. Usually the biggest names are maniacal regarding the safety of their products. Most of small-time producers, some of them property of big multinationals but under different (and cheaper) brands on the other hand...
Many food manifacturers don't really care if the products they sell are contaminated with glass shards or stone fragments.
Perhaps that is cultural.
In the US they do care because real cases of contamination can lead to a decrease in profits. Continued problems (repeats) can lead to brand depreciation that can last for years. That is because there are always competitors and people are willing to pay more if they think there is a quality difference (which there realistically would be if one product continued to be contaminated.)
My company is providing software interfaces for the car industry.
If there were no regulations we would get a lot more work to adjust for every car brand, that could possibly make us prohibitively expensive.
Standardization is a good thing.
But what every company wants is a monopoly situation on their services.
Just look at Apple, works really fine within their own acosystem. A pain to connect to others.