A Thanksgiving meal shouldn’t mean worrying about whether the food you’re eating or serving will get you or your family sick. But until Congress passes a strong food safety bill, we’re left wondering just how safe that next forkful really is.
Why is reform so urgent? Because Americans are still getting horribly ill and dying from food most of us would think is safe. A recent study found that the riskiest foods regulated by the FDA include ones on most of our tables – lettuce, eggs, tomatoes and certain kinds of cheese.