Don’t trust the Feds to protect your food supply? Consumer Reports to the rescue! Consumer Reports, the product-testing magazine, has received a $2 million grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts to engage in an ambitious two-year study of the safety of meat, poultry and other food items.
Christopher Meyer, a spokesman for the magazine, said that according to the Centers for Disease Control, food-borne illness is on the rise, and about one of every six Americans is sickened by such illnesses every year.
“We thought that with more resources, we could make a huge difference in the quality of the food supply,” he said.