News Nugget: Foodborne illnesses up 44%

If it seems like there have been more food recalls lately, it’s because foodborne outbreaks are getting worse. A new report from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group finds the number of Americans getting sick or dying from contaminated food has increased 44% in the past two years – 48 million people get sick from eating tainted food each year, including the recent peanut and peanut butter recall.