A 1993 E. coli outbreak linked Jack in the Box hamburgers sickened 700 people and acted as a wake up call about the dangers of food-borne illness. Decades later, how far have we really come in terms of food safety?
Sign up for the Retro Report newsletter

E. Coli Outbreaks Changed Food Production, But How Safe Are We?

Produced by Scott Michels Drew Magratten


More on the Story

More sick; General Mills recalls 15 million more pounds of flour Food Safety News
Amid Illness Outbreaks, Chipotle Hopes to Become ‘Safest Restaurant to Eat At’ Newsweek
You Can't Go To Prison For Destroying The Economy, But Bad Peanut Butter Is Another Story Mother Jones
Gillibrand Proposes Mandatory Recall Authority for USDA Food Safety News
What Have We Learned About Food Safety? VICE's Munchies blog
America's Food Safety Problem The Takeaway
Related Coverage
Action and Dysfunction in the U.S. Food-Safety Effort The New York Times
America's Food Safety Issues Will Make Your Stomach Turn Gizmodo
Inside the Fast-Food Scandal That Changed How Beef Is Regulated Frontline
Remembering the Days When Fast-Food Burgers Could Be Deadly Takepart.com