Had the pleasure to join John Hockenberry, Adaora Udoji and Nadia Zonis to talk about – "How to make our food safety system stronger"
Salmonella-tainted peanut butter has sickened close to five hundred people in 43 states, and killed six. People started getting sick back in September, but the FDA has only recently pinpointed the source of the infection – King Nut brand peanut butter manufactured by Peanut Corporation of America in Blakely, Georgia. Bill Marler, a Seattle lawyer who represents victims of food poisoning and advises companies on food safety joins John and Adaora to explain why it takes so long to trace foodborne illnesses and how the system could be improved.
Audio should be online soon. I’m going back to bed for a few hours.