Friday, April 15, 2011
My "Food Recalls" Article in VegNews Magazine
From beef and eggs to peanuts and greens, there's been a measurable increase in food recalls recently. Some of the biggest food recalls in U.S. history have occurred in the last several years, and more food products were recalled in 2010 than in any previous year. So, does this rise in recalls mean our food is becoming more hazardous to our health, or that the U.S.'s food safety system is getting better at identifying and neutralizing threats?
I attempt to answer this and other burning questions about food-borne diseases in my new six-page feature "Fear Factor" in the May/June issue of VegNews magazine. About 1 in 6 (or 48 million) Americans will get ill and 3,000 will die from eating tainted food this year. Don't become just another statistic — protect yourself by getting the facts about food recalls in my latest article!