Food-borne illness in the news

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Cheryle Jones Syracuse

Family and Consumer Science Staff, NCSU Cooperative Extension, Brunswick County Center

Food-borne illness isn’t fun. It isn’t fun to talk about and it certainly isn’t fun if you get it, but it is a reality. As I write this, more than 30 people have died and thousands more are sick in Germany as a result of a food- borne illness. They have identified the cause as a rare form of E.coli but haven’t yet named the source. They’re saying it could be cucumbers or it could be bean sprouts.

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