The quickest way to get ink in newspapers is to do some place-based rankings. Name the states where you are most at risk while eating out, and you are certain to get some play. That’s what the website www.healthinspections.com found out last Friday when it named "the five most dangerous states for eating out."
The dangerous five are: Florida, California, Minnesota, Ohio and New York. The rankings stem from 2006 data on restaurant-related outbreaks tallied by the Centers for Disease Control. The website said:
Restaurants in these five states spread bacteria such as E.coli and salmonella, making nearly 3,000 customers sick and putting 65 in the hospital.