Reader reaction to Reuters news
Not that many deaths?
Groups urge FDA changes to boost U.S. food safety
Michelle Larkin of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation said about one in four Americans, or 76 million people, get sick from foodborne illnesses each year, more than 300,000 are hospitalized and 500,000 die.
CDC data reports 5,000 deaths per year from foodborne illness each year NOT 500,000
Yes. We corrected: GBU Editor
A customer shops for groceries in Arvada, Colorado, February 24, 2009. REUTERS/Rick Wilking