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Often, For-Profit Firms, Not FDA, Inspects Food

Oct 23, 2012 (Talk of the Nation) — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, foodborne illnesses kill some 3,000 people in the U.S. each year. Often, the job of keeping America's food supply safe falls to for-profit companies with connections to the food producers they're supposed to inspect.

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John Lippert, senior writer, Bloomberg Markets
Trevor Suslow, extension research specialist, University of California, Davis

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