Make Our Food Safe
05/09/2011

"Fifty million a year become ill from eating"

Miami New Times Blog | Ily Goyanes

‚Äč"The University of Florida Emerging Pathogens Institute (EPI) has named the foods commonly responsible for food-related illness.

Contrary to what most people think, those huge outbreaks of contaminated spinach or tomatoes aren't the main problem. 'Outbreaks are of course a concern, but most food-borne illnesses that occur are not associated with outbreaks. CDC estimates almost 50 million cases a year, and 3,000 deaths,' says Michael Batz, who is in charge of EPI's food safety programs and also lead author of the report, which was reported in Bloomberg Businessweek.

He took the time to chat with Short Order and explain which foods present the biggest dangers, the factors which result in contaminated food supplies, and what consumers can do to prevent contracting a food-related illness..."

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