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Food Safety in America

March 05, 1998

Thousands of Americans die each year — and millions more become sick — from food or the mishandling of raw food ingredients.

Out of all the recalled meat products over the last seven years, less than half was actually recovered — that’s according to a stunning new study by the Center for Public Integrity, a non-partisan research group based in Washington, DC.

The report called "Safety Last: The Politics of E.Coli and Other Food Borne Killers" finds that the Federal program designed to protect Americans from contaminated meat has been a dismal failure.


  • CHARLES LEWIS, the founder and executive director of The Center for Public Integrity, a non-partisan research group that concentrates on ethics and public policy. They are based in Washington DC.

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