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Food Chain Risks

Touch the Soil News #1079 (Feature photo – CDC Seal – public domain) When there is a food borne illness, one of the aspects that defy logic is the number of states that a contaminated food shows up in at the same time. If your salad comes from one giant salad bowl it seems as though the risks go up. According to the CDC (U.S. Centers for Disease Control) estimates of the impact of foodborne illness each year are as follows: Number of annual illnesses – 179 million (55 percent of the population) Number of hospitalizations – 486,777 Number of deaths – 6,186 You can read the full reports here:…

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