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...illness outbreaks seem more prevalent now than in the past, especially with longer news cycles to report on such disasters. However, this perception is justified. Between 1970 and 1997, produce-associated outbreaks accounted for an increasing proportion of all reported foodborne outbreaks with a known food item, rising from 0.7 percent to 6 percent (Sivapalasingam, Friedman, Cohen, & Tauxe, 2004).This kind of increasing incidence is alarming, especially with widespread effects of the latest outbreaks. Most recently, approximately 500 million eggs were recalled because of salmonella in two Iowa producers, From this incident, 2,000 illnesses were reported between May and July... , which is...