An article by Fortune Magazine focussed on food safety in the USA. There is some great analysis of the costs of contamination on food – at a dollar, people and company level. Just a fraction of the food poisoning cases is able to be followed up by health officials. Despite this, there has been a dramatic increase in food recalls. Microbial contamination accounts for 47% of all food recalls!
Each year, 48 million Americans get sick from food contamination. The cost to the food industry is staggering. Why can’t we fix this mess?