Please Explain: Food-Borne Illness and Food Safety

Summer brings barbeques, potato salads, and lots of leafy green salads—and the potential for food-borne illness. On this Please Explain, we’ll find out where these bugs come from and how can we avoid getting sick from the foods we eat.

We'll also discuss food recalls and new legislation that will increase the FDA’s role in regulating our food supply. Dr. Gregory Hedberg, professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health, and Dr. Phyllis Della-Latta, Professor of Clinical Pathology in Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, join us.