Make Our Food Safe
07/15/2012

Opinion: "Fund the food safety law"

Casper Star Tribune | Ken Costello

"Almost 400 Americans have recently fallen ill as part of an ongoing national outbreak due to Salmonella-contaminated tuna.

For me, news like this hits very close to home. About six years ago my mother-in-law and I were both sickened by E. coli in bagged spinach we had in our home. I survived a painful illness, but my mother-in-law perished eight days after eating the tainted food.

Sadly, my family’s experience is not unique. Foodborne diseases claim the lives of approximately 3,000 Americans each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Those who die are among the annual estimate of 48 million people in the United States who get sick as a result of contaminated food..."

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