Lettuce and eggs top risky food list

I read the head line “Lettuce and eggs top risky food list” and thought lettuce headwe might have some type of outbreak or problem in the food supply. Then I read the article and I could not believe that someone had wasted their time to write it. In the article it talks about how the The Center for Science in the Public Interest had listed its top 10 dangerous foods and that lettuce (leafy greens) and eggs where at the top of the list. The article went on to say that all of the top 10 foods combined had caused 50,000 reported illnesses over the last 19 year. What a joke 50,000 over 19 year and I am sure that in most cases this would have been a mild illnesses and easy treated. To put this in to perspective in the last 19 years we have average 42,116 DEATHS from auto accidents, and 20,000 DEATHS from the flu a year. I am sorry, but I am not going to get to worked up over 50,000 people or and average of 2632 people a year that get sick because they did not wash their food well enough.

Sources: http://money.cnn.com/2009/10/06/news/companies/riskiest_foods/index.htm?postversion=2009100609

http://www.unitedjustice.com/death-statistics.html

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