America has one of the safest and most abundant food supplies in the world; but even in this country, too many people get sick from the food they eat.
This year, one in six Americans will get food poisoning – that’s 48 million people. 128,000 will end up in the hospital, and 3,000 will die. These aren’t just statistics. These are real people, real families, impacted by the food they put on the table.
We can do better. The U.S. Department of Agriculture are more committed and united more than ever before to reduce the rates of food-related illnesses. We are doing that, first of all, by making sure the food industry provides the safest products possible.