Seem like foodborne illness is on the rise? It is, by 44 percent
October 24th, 2012
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Despite sweeping reform of food safety laws intended to make what we eat less dangerous, the number of Americans falling ill or dying from contaminated food has increased 44% in the past two years alone, according to a report released Wednesday.

Tainted cantaloupe, unsafe mangoes, meat and the recent peanut butter recall - which so far has infected 25 people, mostly children, in 19 states - has left consumers struggling to keep up with the dizzying list of ever-changing toxic edibles.

Approximately 48 million people get sick from eating tainted food each year, the report's authors, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group said, arguing more must be done to protect Americans from unsafe food.

Read - Report: Unsafe food putting lives at risk

Consumer resources:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Food and Drug Administration's Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts
FDA Food Safety
FoodSafety.gov
United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety Education
IsItDoneYet.gov

More on food poisoning from CNN Health and all foodborne illness coverage on Eatocracy

Previously:
Food safety tips from a pro
How sprouts make you sick
What? Chicken butt. Why there's salmonella in your eggs
Tainted food – a sticky situation for airline travelers

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  1. Jerv

    Spelling Nazis, 3...2...1...

    October 24, 2012 at 11:19 am | Reply
    • Jerv

      Thank you Eatocracy, I can't stand those trolls.

      October 24, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Reply

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