Since the Wendy’s food scare in 2005, in which a woman claimed to have found a finger in her bowl of chili, the public has grown increasingly aware of food safety. Although the Wendy’s food scare was a hoax, Americans have reason to remain concerned about the safety of their food.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), foodborne illness causes 48 million people (1 in 6 Americans) to become sick each year. 128,000 require hospitalization, and 3,000 die of foodborne illnesses. The leading causes of these deaths are the pathogens Salmonella, Listeria, Toxoplasma, and the norovirus. [Read more…] about Is Your Food Safe?