We decided to analyze outbreak data to answer the question: What are the riskiest -- and the safest -- meat and poultry products? Which foods are most likely to make us sick and cause the most severe cases of illness?
I'm pretty sure being stuck sick at home -- or worse, the hospital -- is not what the Founding Fathers had in mind for celebrating our independence. Unfortunately this is a relatively common outcome.
While the debt deal struck earlier this month puts funding for the Food Safety Modernization Act, which passed in 2010 and will help the FDA improve the safety of our food, at risk, there is information that can empower consumers now.