The following is an outline of what viewers may anticipate from the documentary adaptation of Jeff Benedict’s novel POISONED (the book’s cover has been altered to suit the Netflix version):
“A shocking indictment of the food industry and its regulators, POISONED exposes how decades of apathy and malfeasance have left the American food supply and its consumers vulnerable to deadly pathogens like e. coli and salmonella.”
In November of 2022, it was revealed that Netflix would be attached to make a documentary based on the book published in 2011.
Benedict expressed the following about the rerelease of the book and the new film: “Turning this novel into a film has been a writer’s dream. Grateful to Bill and Julie Marler for trusting me with their adventure (I didn’t expect to discover a love story when I set out to write about a food-borne illness epidemic), and lucky to have worked with Ross Dinerstein and his fantastic filmmaking crew at Campfire Studios. I didn’t expect to find a love tale when I set out to write about a food-borne sickness outbreak.
The filmmaker of the film is Stephanie Soechtig, who has previously tackled the topic of the food industry in many films, such as Tapped and GMO OMG, as well as other topics, with movies with titles such as Under the Gun and Fed Up.
Knock Down the House, a documentary about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a United States Congress member born in the Bronx and released in May 2019, was produced by Soechtig for Netflix.
In addition to Rebecca Evans and Ross Girard, Jeff Benedict is one of the project’s executive producers. Ross M. Dinerstein and Kristin Lazure are responsible for the show’s production.
Rod Hassler is responsible for the project’s cinematography, and Justin Melland is the composer.
When will the documentary Poisoned: The Dirty Truth About Your Food be available on Netflix?
There has been no announcement regarding a specific release date for Netflix yet. Despite this, Netflix has decided to include the documentary in the 2023 planning document for its lineup.
The documentary will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. It will be screened numerous times between the 9th and the 17th of June, with the first screening at the SVA Theatre on the 9th.
Alongside Take Care of Maya, which is scheduled to be made available on Netflix in June, and Saint of Second Chances, which stars Charlie Day and Jeff Daniels, two additional documentaries from Netflix will also make their world premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival.