Interesting survey, given the lethal risks that the food-consuming public faces. Kidney failure due to HUS, reactive arthritis, post-infectious IBS (pdf), sometimes even death . . . all outcomes that we at Marler Clark have seen way too many times in recent years due to foodpoisoning—something that is all-too-often passed off as a couple of days of diarrhea.
But really, let’s give credit, or place blame as the case may be, where it is due. The consumer is not, and should not be, the last line of defense. The viruses and bacteria that cause foodborne illness are simply too dangerous, the risks too great, to count on recall information reaching busy moms and dads in time to help them do what the food manufacturers are failing to do themselves: keep our food safe.