Go ahead and dig in. Food today is safer than ever, thanks to improvements in food handling and safety measures. Devastating food-borne illnesses like typhoid fever, tuberculosis and cholera – which killed thousands a century ago – are nearly non-existent today.
Improved safety practices have also contributed to a marked decline in modern types of food-borne illnesses such as E. coli, Campylobacter and Listeria.
There are, however, concerns about Salmonella and Vibrio bacteria – which are either holding steady or on the rise. These bacteria contaminate a wide range of food and are difficult to control.
Check out our infographic for more details. See “What Do Others Say?” for more views on food safety. Then, add your own thoughts to the discussion below. Do you feel good about what’s on your plate?