Make Our Food Safe

Editorial: "Fully fund food safety"

The Times Tribune |

"Among the hazards that face Americans each day, eating cantaloupe is low on the list for anyone who isn't allergic to it. Yet 23 people across the country died recently, and hundreds of others were sickened from eating cantaloupes contaminated by listeria.

The contamination was traced to a Colorado grower and processor.

Food safety often is taken for granted in the United States, even though about 3,000 Americans die from food-borne illnesses each year..."

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