Make Our Food Safe

"The salmonella outbreak of 2008, deconstructed"

Los Angeles Times | Jeannine Stein

"During the salmonella outbreak of 2008 and 2009 nine people died, 166 were hospitalized and more than 700 fell ill. Authorities ultimately traced the contamination of Salmonella Typhimurium back to a particular company producing peanut products. A study released today in the New England Journal of Medicine details that investigation, highlighting how efforts were sometimes hampered by attempts to trace the food source, and by cracks in the country's food safety system..."

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