Monday, February 1, 2010

Foodborne Illness Estimates: 76 Million Illnesses Each Year

Not much new in an editorial in The Tennessean, but the opening hook is this sobering statistic:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 76 million illnesses, 300,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths are attributable to foodborne illness each year in the United States.

We live in the United States of America in the 21st century, we should be able to trust that our food won't make us sick or kill us.

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