Outbreak: Foodborne Illness and the Struggle for Food Safety
Register Now! Oct. 30, 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Room 341.
Foodborne illness is a big problem. Wash those chicken breasts, and you’re likely to spread Salmonella to your countertops, kitchen towels, and other foods nearby. Even salad greens can become biohazards when toxic strains of E. coli inhabit the water used to irrigate crops. All told, contaminated food causes 48 million illnesses, 128,000 hospitalizations, and 3,000 deaths each year in the United States. Outbreak: Foodborne Illness and the Struggle for Food Safety (University of Chicago Press, 2019) takes a deep dive into the complex workings of the U.S. food safety system. The book offers practical reforms that will strengthen the food safety system’s capacity to learn from its mistakes and identify cost-effective food safety efforts capable of producing measurable public health benefits.
Author Timothy D. Lytton will explain how devastating foodborne illness outbreaks have spurred steady scientific and technological advances in food safety.
Copies of the book will be available for sale and author signing. This event is FREE and open to the public – registration is recommended using the ticket link below. CLE is optional for attorneys ($4). Lunch is first come first serve.
Not able to attend in person? Watch remotely by simulcast or video Link: Outbreak.