Graph from CDC website: 2011 Estimates of Foodborne Illness in the United States
The equivalent of 15 semi-truckloads of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream was recalled earlier this year due to possible contamination with Listeria bacteria. The recall cost the company $2.5 million, but it was the right response. Another ice cream producer, Blue Bell Creameries, recalled all of its products made at all of its facilities after Listeria was found in its Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream. According to a CDC update, as of May 7, 2015, ten patients from four states had been infected with Listeria from Blue Bell Creameries ice cream. Three patients from Kansas have died.
CDC estimates that each year one in six Americans—about 48 million of us—experience “food poisoning.” 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die. Although only about 1600 people get sick from Listeria each year, it is the third leading cause … READ MORE >>READ MORE >>