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Foodborne illnesses continue to rise as efforts to prevent them fail

Experts stressed, however, that the data does not apply to the current pandemic of Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

“There’s no evidence right now to support transmission of Covid-19 by our food supply,” said Dr. Patricia Griffin, chief of the CDC’s enteric, or intestinal, diseases epidemiology branch.

“Covid-19 is caused by a different pathogen, with a different mode of transmission, different biology, different epidemiology,” said food safety expert Benjamin Chapman, a professor in the department of agricultural and human sciences at North Carolina State University, who was not involved in the report.

“The foodborne pathogens that we’re

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Chef Bill Smith’s Grassroots Efforts To Help His Kitchen Family Are Inspiring

Long a social justice activist, this now-retired chef is best known and loved for some of the South’s finest shrimp and grits, his affinity for PBR and a vast collection of band T-shirts.

But he’s also revered for working hard to help keep his former Crook’s Corner kitchen crew from going hungry and homeless during this challenging health care and economic crisis. It’s the kind of humble, grassroots effort that reaffirms faith in humanity.

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