003) The Wild, Wacky World of Food Safety

Upton Sinclair's 1906 book The Jungle offered an unsavory glimpse into our country's long history of food safety issues. Food safety, though not perfect, has certainly evolved since then. In this lecture series, we will discuss fascinating incidents and aspects of food safety throughout history, such as swill milk, the poison squad, the Jack in the Box outbreak (and other key outbreaks), foodborne illness, fraud, and food defense. You will learn about how regulatory agencies and the food industry work to keep you safe, as well as strategies to avoid getting sick from the food you eat. A special discussion on raw shellfish safety will be included.