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How do food recalls contribute to the safety of our nation's food supply? What do you think are some strengths and weaknesses of this process?

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In essence, food recalls draw awareness on the part of both consumers and companies to the importance of our nation's food supply. As with most areas of life, complacency can set in with regards to safety if nothing adverse happens for long periods of time. When this occurs, mistakes are more likely to happen and, in the case of food, those mistakes can result in countless of numbers of illnesses and even death. As such, America has long instituted an exhaustive process to test the ...

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Consider the following scenario: Imagine that your city has experienced a drastic rise in food-borne illness. The public lacks the knowledge about appropriate food safety to prevent these problems, and they do not know how to educate themselves about nutrition and health.

Create a public service brochure, with appropriate images, to be printed in the Sunday edition of your newspaper. Include the following points:

? Identify some common safety issues related to food purchase, storage, and preparation.
? Describe some illnesses or problems the safety issues might cause, and ways to prevent the illnesses or problems.
? Make recommendations for where readers might search for more information regarding food safety.

o Include criteria that readers must use to determine credible sources of nutritional information.
o Explain why it is important for readers to use these criteria when searching for information on nutrition and health.

Research online news sources, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and notices from the local health department to assist you with preparing content for the brochure.

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