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John Ricardi is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Micro Identification Technologies (OTCBB: MMTC) located in San Clemente, California.

In 2009, according to an Associated Press calculation that used a formula created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 87 million people become ill due to foodborne contamination annually.  Of those, 371,000 are hospitalized and 5,700 die!  

Further to this metric, the CDC estimates that 70 percent of the “illnesses” occur …

Is our food really safe?  The plethora of contamination events over the past few years certainly begs the question.  The first major contamination event occurred in 1998 when Sara Lee recalled 35 million pounds of various meat products. Recalls were pretty quiet for about 8 years and then:

• In 2006, E. coli contamination was found …