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4 Fast-Food Chains With the Biggest Food Poisoning Scandals In History

Foodborne illnesses affect about 1 in 6 Americans annually . While most of these occurrences end up being on the milder end of the illness spectrum and don't require hospitalization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that as many as 3,000 people die from a foodborne illness every year. While we've come a long way in food safety regulation since the dawn of fast-food restaurants, it took several large-scale outbreaks to get us there. These are the fast-food brands that dealt with some of the biggest food poisoning scandals in history. While some managed to regain the trust of consumers, for one particular chain, it was a deadly blow that put it out of business. To learn how to protect yourself from contracting a foodborne illness, check out 10 Best Ways to Avoid Foodborne Illness . 1 Taco Bell In 2006, the fan-favorite Mexican chain experienced its largest public-health crises to date, when more than 70 people across four Northeastern stat