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How Safe is the Food Supply?

Every year, roughtly 75 million of Americans get sick from tainted food- often severely enough to end up in the hospital. Up to half of the cases of food-borne illness result from food prepared in our own homes. NPR's Joe Palca got a lesson in proper food handling from two researchers who've been studying kitchen behavior, and the common errors many of us make.

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