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Saturday, 8th September 2007

Spoiled: Keeping Tainted Food Off America's Tables

Spoiled: Keeping Tainted Food Off America's Tables
Source: Progressive Policy Institute
From press release:

Today, the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) released a new report exposing major gaps in the nation's food inspection system -- which currently consists of a patchwork of programs that leaves 325,000 Americans hospitalized each year as a result of contaminated food. Among the highlights of "Spoiled: Keeping Tainted Food Off America's Tables":

  • Each year 76 million Americans get sick from eating spoiled, contaminated, or adulterated food, resulting in roughly 325,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths.
  • Imported food has grown to 13 percent of the annual American diet.
  • 98.7 percent of imported food is never inspected by the FDA or USDA, the two agencies tasked with protecting Americans from tainted products.
  • A series of incidents caused by toxic Chinese goods -- from toothpaste to pet food to toys -- have prompted efforts in Washington to overhaul the system.

+ Full Report (PDF; 270 KB)



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