Monday, February 4, 2013

FOOD BORNE ILLNESSES

This is a post I got from Mike Huckabee.  I especially like the last sentence!

The CDC has released its most comprehensive report ever on the sources of food poisoning. Every year, about 48 million get food poisoning, resulting in about 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths. But where does it come from? You might be surprised. After studying ten years of data, CDC researchers discovered the most dangerous foods were…leafy green vegetables, like spinach and lettuce. Add in all fruits and vegetables, and produce accounts for nearly half of all food poisoning cases in the US. But it’s mostly infected by food handlers, so it has more to do with who prepares your food than the kind of food it is. And the most dangerous food-borne diseases came from eating poultry. Beef handling has gotten a lot safer in recent years, so beef accounted for only 7 percent of food-borne illnesses. Still, when someone nags you to eat your vegetables, you might demand to know if they washed their hands first. Unless it’s your mom. Talk to her like that, and food poisoning will be the least of your health worries. 

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