Years after food poisoning, effects still felt every day

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By Consumers Union on Tuesday, July 13th, 2010


Just ask Bonita, an E. coli survivor and single mom whose physical, emotional, and financial well-being is still affected to this day by a tainted spinach salad she ate four years ago.

Said Bonita:

“I have tried to forget about my E. coli experience and move on, but my body and mind remember it daily. I have a sense of vulnerability to food that I assumed was healthy for both my daughter and me. Her health is as important to me as my own, and now I am fearful about routine food choices. I thought I was dying at several points during my illness and this has left me shaken to the core.”

Read Bonita’s full story here – and then take action to improve our food safety system so that we start catching contaminated food before it reaches the mouths of consumers.

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