Food is essential to sustaining our lives and keeping us vibrant and healthy. Its freshness and purity are critical for our health. Yet, a single food borne illness can spread sickness, dent a company’s profits and tarnish its reputation.
The threat is real. The Center for Diseases estimates that every year 48 million Americans get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from food borne illnesses. Food Safety Magazine documented 622 food safety recalls worldwide due to contamination, at an average cost of to the company of $10 million.
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