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The Top 5 Food Stories of 2011 (Page 3)

A Deadly Listeria Outbreak Reminded Us Why Food Safety Is So Important

2. A Deadly Listeria Outbreak Reminded Us Why Food Safety Is So Important

In September, many Americans were troubled to learn that their cantaloupe had the potential to kill them. An outbreak at a Colorado farm—considered the worst in U.S. history—resulted in a horrific 29 deaths. This outbreak, which came on the heels of a rash of European E. coli cases, served to starkly highlight the importance of food safety in the United States. Concerned about whether your food is safe to eat? Check out EatingWell’s 10 Kitchen Rules You Should Follow.

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