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America’s Broken Food Safety System

In the U.S., food poisoning sickens roughly 1 in 6 people every year, and a fractured and largely toothless food safety system fails to protect consumers.

Protect Yourself From Salmonella This Thanksgiving

Because talking politics with your family is the only thing that should ruin your holiday.

How ProPublica Used Genomic Sequencing Data to Track an Ongoing Salmonella Outbreak

For a ProPublica reporter who did Ph.D. work in bioinformatics, data on bacterial DNA helped reveal how a once-rare salmonella strain spread through the chicken industry. Salmonella infantis is multidrug-resistant and is still making people sick.

Help ProPublica Report on Food Safety by Tracking the Poultry Supply Chain

It’s not publicly known which processing plants supply which stores. You can help us piece together the poultry supply chain by telling us where you purchased your chicken or turkey and what you bought.

America’s Food Safety System Failed to Stop a Salmonella Epidemic. It’s Still Making People Sick.

For years, a dangerous salmonella strain has sickened thousands and continues to spread through the chicken industry. The USDA knows about it. So do the companies. And yet, contaminated meat continues to be sold to consumers.

Look Up the Salmonella Rates Where Your Poultry Was Processed

How worried should you be about salmonella in your chicken or turkey? Chicken Checker lets you look up where it was processed and find out.

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