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How Safe Is Your Food?

Recent outbreaks of E. coli expose food safety problems

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How Safe Is Your Food? (2/7/2007)

Presentation transcript

Presentation video

Questions answered by this presentation:

  1. How many people were sickened by contaminated food in 2006?
  2. How does food become contaminated with bacteria, such as E. coli?
  3. Why are mass processed and packaged foods at higher risk?
  4. Which two governmental groups share oversight of food safety in the United States?
  5. Are there short-term and long-term ways to help improve the safety and cleanliness of our food?

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Listen to the Experts (National Public Radio)
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Test Your Knowledge (Food and Drink Federation of the U.K.)
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