Phyllis Borzi spent decades helping invent ways to protect people from unpleasant surprises in their health and retirement plans. Never did she run into the kind of resistance finance firms have mustered against her latest idea.
At a museum near the U.S. Capitol three weeks ago, 700 guests sampled bratwurst and vodka and watched the Olympics on a mammoth screen. From the second floor, Comcast Corp.’s David Cohen addressed the crowd, which included the Russian ambassador and a White House official.
The U.S. is falling short of goals to reduce salmonella, listeria and campylobacter outbreaks, foodborne pathogens that contribute to 48 million illnesses a year, according to preliminary government data for 2011.