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Jeff Benedict

Jeff Benedict

Jeff Benedict is an award-winning journalist and author who teaches writing at Southern Virginia University. His book, “Poisoned: The True Story of the Deadly E. coli Outbreak That Changed the Way Americans Eat,” was published in 2011.

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Food Safety Since Jack in the Box: Progress Made and Progress Still Needed


In 1993, 623 people in the western U.S. fell ill with a little-known bacteria called E. coli O157:H7. Ultimately, four children would die from their infections; many others suffered long-term medical complications. The bug was later traced to undercooked hamburger served at Jack in the Box restaurants. This outbreak thrust foodborne illness onto the national stage… Continue Reading