In early 1993 most Americans had faith in the wholesomeness of the burgers they bought at restaurants and the government’s oversight of meat companies. Few considered eating out to be a potentially risky activity that could lead to illness or death, and even fewer had heard of the deadly pathogen E. coli O157:H7. By February of that year, all of that changed. It’s been 20 years since a deadly foodborne illness outbreak at Jack in the Box grabbed headlines. That event, in ...

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