The much anticipated streaming of the documentary “Poisoned” hits Netflix on August 2. The film, based in part on a best selling book by the same name, has been in production since just before the COVID-19 Pandemic. I think the film will shock consumers, the food industry, regulators and politicians, and all who care about the safety of our food supply. Although there are some dark moments, I hope that the takeaway is that things can change and there is hope if we work together.
Well, pull up a comfortable chair and some popcorn on August 2.
In Poisoned, award-winning investigative journalist and #1 New York Times bestselling author Jeff Benedict delivers a jarringly candid narrative of the fast-moving disaster, drawing on access to confidential documents and exclusive interviews with the real-life characters at the center of the drama—the families whose children were infected, the Jack in the Box executives forced to answer for the tragedy, the physicians and scientists who identified E. coli as the culprit, and the legal teams on both sides of the historic lawsuits that ensued. Fast Food Nation meets A Civil Action in this riveting account of how we learned the hard way to truly watch what we eat.