Food that’s “To Die For” Shouldn’t Actually Kill You

04/28/2009 - Americans are hungry for action. Congress should act now.

The numbers are enough to turn your stomach. Every year, an estimated 5,000 people in the U.S. die, 76 million get sick and 325,000 are hospitalized from foodborne illness. Recently, serious food contamination has occurred in spinach, peppers, pistachios, peanuts and other common foods. That’s why people from across the country are on Capitol Hill this week demanding stronger food safety protections.

Advertisement signed by The Pew Charitable Trusts, Consumers Union, Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention, Center for Science in the Public Interest, Consumer Federation of America, Food and Water Watch, and S.T.O.P.–Safe Tables Our Priority.

This print ad ran in Politico, The Hill, Roll Call and Congress Daily.

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