“…There is no way to make government, media, or industry understand what a child feels as he is being shredded by a pathogenic microbe. It really is too horrible a thing for most people to imagine, and for our family, it became too horrible to say anymore."
"That's why I so admire the stamina and the undiminished anger of STOP.
Nothing will change until the public hears from the survivors what these pathogens can do.”
Personal stories are more powerful when they tell the facts and show emotion.
Facts are important, but people tend to be more interested in what happened and your response to it than they are with dates or places.
As the voice of people affected by foodborne illness, we collaborate with partners in academia, the food industry, and government to prevent foodborne illness. We advocate for effective food safety policy and facilitate culture change to increase food safety.