When you sit down for dinner at home or in a restaurant, do you worry if your food is safe? Neither do I. In modern societies, it’s easy to take food safety for granted. But a look back in history reminds us that it wasn’t always that way. Just a few hundred years ago, food safety was basically non-existent. Even a queen’s table was known to serve rancid meat. Take a look at what the Englishman Samuel Pepys wrote in his famous diary in the 1600s: “…my stomach was turned when my sturgeon came to table, upon which I saw very many little worms creeping” “At noon my wife and I dined at Sir W....

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