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Trust In Manufacturers, Retailers and Supermarkets Ill-Placed & Ill-Advised

By Theodora Filis More than 60,000 Americans are hospitalized by food poisoning every year. We all place our faith in manufacturers, designers, marketers, and retailers, trusting that the products we buy are safe. Sometimes, that trust is broken when a these products cause injury or even death. After yesterday’s post on UK Progressive‘s Facebook page “Firm fined after dead mouse found in loaf of bread” caused more than a few upset stomach’s and tainted remarks, it was decided a review of these cases was in order. According to statistics compiled by the U.S. Center for Disease Control, there are approximately 200 known diseases that can be transmitted through food. These diseases result in nearly 76 million illnesses and 5,000 deaths in America each year. When a food-borne illness is the result of unsanitary restaurant conditions, improper packaging, or insufficient supervision of staff hygiene, it makes food poisoning cases even more tragic. 380,000 pounds of deli meat was recalled nation…