All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘foodborne illness’

The Major Foodborne Illnesses Circling The U.S.

Foodborne illness is becoming more common and more dangerous in the U.S. and in the rest of the world. The mass food production required to feed the more than 7 billion people on the planet cannot be monitored closely enough to warrant safe food processing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that approximately 48 million people in …

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Listeria: Farmers Get Probation for Deadly Outbreak

The deadly listeria outbreak in 2011 was caused by cantaloupes that were contained in a Colorado packing house with a dirty floor and dirty processing equipment. The foodborne illness killed 33 people and sickened 147 others. It was the deadliest food outbreak in almost 100 years. Today, brothers Eric and Ryan Jensen, the cantaloupe farmers that were responsible for the …

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