Human lives and billions in brand budgets are on the line in the fight against foodborne illness. In one incident, a five-gallon bucket of salmonella-infected peanut butter product spilled on researchers. A 2015 Ohio State University study found that the annual economic impact of foodborne illness in the US is between $55.5-93.2 billion dollars.

Meet the people – and brands – working to keep consumer food supplies safe.

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