Few people expect to be harmed by companies that they trust. Even fewer people anticipate death from using consumer products. However, these types of cases occur with alarming regularity in our country.
The Centers for Disease Control estimates that as many as 5,000 people per year die from food-borne illnesses. Many of these deaths could have been prevented. They were mainly caused by poor safety and quality controls. Even though the Food and Drug Administration regularly inspects food processing plants, salmonella and other bacteria slip into the country's food supply without warning.