According to the Centers for Disease Control, foodborne diseases cause up to 81 million illnesses and as many as 9,000 deaths each year in the United States. It is difficult to pinpoint the actual number of illnesses, as most cases of food poisoning go unreported.
Kumar Venkitanarayanan, professor in the Department of Animal Science, has been involved in multiple research projects focusing on food safety, specifically, using food-grade plant compounds to reduce bacterial threats.
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