Not long ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, issued a new estimate for the number of people in this nation who are sickened, or killed, each year by foodborne maladies. The grim statistics were reported far and wide, including in the pages of SN. Estimates worked up by the CDC tell us that, each year, 76 million people fall ill from their food, 325,000 are hospitalized and 5,000 die. The newer estimates replace an older estimate that was so broad as to be nearly ...

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