Make Our Food Safe
02/23/2010

"Confronting health threats"

The Hill | Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.)

"Federal, state and local agencies today share enormous responsibility for making the U.S. food supply one of the safest in the world. Yet, an estimated 76 million illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations, and 5,000 deaths are caused by food-borne diseases in the United States each year. Over the past couple of years, there has been heightened scrutiny of the U.S. food safety system with E. coli outbreaks in spinach and lettuce and salmonella outbreaks in peppers, pistachios, peanut butter and other products containing peanut ingredients..."

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