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Contaminated foods pose threat to public

Contaminated foods sicken and kill Americans every year. Though the stories receive wide coverage in the U.S. media, the danger hasn't lessened. That's because of weaknesses in the regulation and inspection of foods, panelists said during a discussion about the safety of the food supply.

Speaking at Health Journalism 2010, Michael P. Doyle, a microbiologist who directs the Center for Food Safety at the University of Georgia, said there are two major – and increasing – threats to the U.S. food supply: imports and animal manure.

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