We should all be confident that the food we buy won't make us sick. Unfortunately the food on store shelves and served at restaurants is probably not as safe as you think.
Meat and poultry recalls that pose a serious health hazard or death increased 83 percent over six years. In 2018 we saw two complete, nationwide recalls of romaine lettuce because of E. coli contamination; twelve million pounds of beef recalled because of antibiotic resistant Salmonella contamination; and snack foods, including Goldfish and Ritz crackers pulled from store shelves because of contaminated ingredients. These recalls were implemented only after hundreds of people got sick. And the first romaine E. coli contamination resulted in at least five deaths.