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A man carries cucumbers collected for destruction at a greenhouse compound outside Bucharest, Romania, Monday. (AP)
A man carries cucumbers collected for destruction at a greenhouse compound outside Bucharest, Romania, Monday. (AP)

With 23 dead, hundreds hospitalized and still no known culprit in the E. coli outbreak in Germany, one thing is clear: the importance food safety is paramount. But in a global market, how can one be confident that the local food supply is safe?

Radio Boston takes a look at E. coli outbreaks in the U. S. — including the Jack In The Box crisis in which four children died and 700 were sickened — as well as current food safety policies in Massachusetts and the rest of the country.

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This segment aired on June 7, 2011.

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