Food Safety Scares 2013: How FDA Delays are Putting American Lives Risk from Unsafe Food
WHAT: In the wake of recent high profile foodborne illness outbreaks, consumer group OSPIRG Foundation will release a Halloween-themed food safety report which identifies the number and types of illnesses there have been in Oregon and the millions of dollars foodborne illness is costing the state.
Highlights: In 2012 there were 1,110 foodborne illnesses recorded by the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention). That number has already been surpassed in 2013, and if just one more major outbreak occurs in the next two months the number of illnesses will be double that of illnesses in 2012.
WHEN: Thursday, October 31, 10 a.m.
WHERE: The report will be available on http://www.ospirg.org