US consumers are smarting from a recent string of high-profile food recalls, including from Blue Bell Creameries, Chipotle Mexican Grill, and General Mills. A June Harris poll found more than three-quarters of Americans are concerned about food safety.

Trump, who said he wanted to ax farm and food production hygiene regulations, may have missed these recent cases:

As for unwinding food temperature regulations, he might want to look into the 1993 incident at Jack in the Box, in which undercooked burgers sickened 732 people and killed four children, after the Washington state public health department had told the company to increase burger-cooking temperatures by 15°F. The company decided not to listen.

Food-related illnesses tend to decline when the US government pressures companies to raise safety standards. Given that roughly 20% of Americans fall ill from food poisoning each year, those standards are probably worth holding onto.

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