CSPI’s 10 riskiest foods really aren’t

October 21, 2009

With a fundamental interest in public advocacy, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) recently reported on the top 10 riskiest foods regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The 10 ‘featured’ foods, many popular and healthy staples of the American diet, according to the report, accounted for nearly 40% of all foodborne illness outbreaks from 1990 to 2006. CSPI’s list in descending order: leafy greens, eggs, tuna, oysters, potatoes, cheese, ice cream, tomatoes, sprouts, and berries. In the latest ePerspective post, Phil Lempert, Editor of The Lempert Report and SupermarketGuru.com, questions the effect the report will have on consumers’ buying behavior. In his opinion, CSPI’s data is very misleading and will cause undue concern among consumers. What do you think? Share your opinion today by visiting IFT’s ePerspective.