Peter Hurley, Oregon policeman and father of three, was introduced to how serious foodborne illness can be when his son Jacob fell ill. Jacob was sick for 11 days, and later the family found out that during his illness, they had unknowingly been feeding him exactly what made him ill – his favorite food, peanut butter crackers. Jacob Hurley was one of more than 700 people infected with Salmonella by peanut products from the Peanut Corporation of America in 2009. Peter has since become a vocal advocate for safer food, traveling to Washington DC to testify before congress, giving interviews, and writing about his experience.
Today he will appear on Dick Gordon’s "The Story", which airs nationwide on public radio stations. To find out local airtimes, check the show’s website.