In the world of food safety, 14 is the unluckiest number. That's how many people the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate die each day from any of the more than 250 foodborne illnesses currently catalogued. The agents range from the natural, like bacteria and viruses, to man-made heavy metals. And like a human chain, almost all of them can be transmitted by the hand, according to the CDC. Long aware of the personal connection, food retailers have been constantly searching ...

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