Monday, December 3, 2012

HuffPost Live discussion: Food safety

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Today HuffPost Live asked me to join an on-air panel discussion about food safety and food-borne illness. They wanted me to talk about my son Weston's 2004 bout with salmonella, an experience that forever changed the way I look at the food my family eats.

The discussion covered the FDA's role in keeping our food supply safe; how to encourage food companies to adhere to best practices in food safety; and what we as consumers can do to protect ourselves and our families.

I encourage you all to watch the segment. Food-borne illness causes about 3,000 deaths a year in the U.S., and that number is not going down. Salmonella infections are actually on the rise. Something must be done.

3 comments:

Libbety said...

Agreed that it is important to throughly wash produce ESPECIALLY organic which frequently has dirt.

Jerry Brown recently signed a bill into effect that now allows people to sell certain approved food items prepared from their homes. This may sound good but in reality I cringe at the thought of this. There are so many opportunities for contamination coming from an "approved home" environment.

The Duo Dishes said...

Great opportunity for you to speak about the issue, not only as a mom, but a talented home cook who knows her stuff.

Sippity Sup said...

I'll go watch but I hope it doesn't scare me. GREG

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