In November 1996, a butcher who had been in business 28 years in the little town of Wishaw, southeast of Glasgow, used the same utensils to handle raw and cooked meat.

As a result of cross contamination in that single meat shop, more than 400 people became ill and 21 died from E. coli O157:H7 …

When contaminated food is placed into the stream of commerce, it is not only those who consume the food who will become injured.   For every serving of lettuce or ground beef contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 and each serving of sprouts or peanut butter contaminated with Salmonella, there is a significant chance that someone beyond …