Is the food safety system working?

By Emma Schwartz

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Is our food-safety process working? About one in four pieces of raw chicken is contaminated with salmonella, with some strains of the bacteria becoming more severe. FRONTLINE investigates the spread of these dangerous pathogens at a time when Americans are consuming more chicken than ever.

The program, a co-production with the Workshop, traces a major outbreak of salmonella Heidelberg at one of the nation’s largest poultry producers and reveals an antiquated government inspection system that’s failing to protect consumers.

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