It’s hard enough to decide what you’ll have to eat for dinner, let alone wonder if the food you’re buying is safe to eat. Recalls, additives and chemicals, and the growing threat of antibiotic resistance all give rise to food safety concerns. Whistleblowers are often the first line of defense when it comes to keeping our food safe and stopping harmful contamination from reaching our dinner plates.
Modern agriculture and advances in transportation have given consumers unprecedented access to a diverse array of foods. Access to safe food is often considered a given. But make no mistake, food safety issues abound. The CDC reports that each year one in six Americans (or 48 million people) get sick and 3,000 die from foodborne diseases. Most of these illnesses are the result of preventable contamination. Now, with the advent of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria and the prevalence of multi-state outbreaks, the importance of frontline truth-telling employees has never been more important to keeping our food supply safe.
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