A Killer in Our Food
"Hot dogs and lunch meats, made in Michigan under such trusted brand names as Ball Park and Sara Lee, carried a virulent strain of bacteria that killed at least 21 people, sickened 80 more and prompted the largest meat recall in U.S. history. This is the story of that outbreak: how it splintered lives, shook a reputable company and sent scientists on a frustrating quest for clues to a mystery that was never quite solved."
Part 1: Scraps below, drips above: A fine home for bacteria
Part 2: Outbreak: As the toll rises, the hunt begins
Part 3: Crisis: Sara Lee and CDC confront dilemmas
Part 4: Crisis fades, pain endures
Part 5: Experts say it can happen again