E. Coli Outbreak In Germany Raises Questions About Food SafetyPlay
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.
- Jeff Benedict, author, "Poisoned: The True Story of the Deadly E. coli Outbreak That Changed the Way Americans Eat"
- David Theno, food safety consultant; former senior vice president and chief product safety officer, Jack In The Box
- Susan Reef, managing editor, USFoodSafety.com
This segment aired on June 7, 2011.