Food-borne illnesses not diminishing, CDC finds

Little progress has been made in combating many types of food-borne illnesses in recent years, according to new federal data, an outcome that food safety advocates say underscores the need to put into place the landmark food-safety bill signed by President Obama more than a year ago.

The most recent figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the rates of infections linked to four out of five key pathogens it tracks — salmonella, vibrio, campylobacter and listeria — remained relatively steady or increased from 2007 through 2011. The exception is a strain of E. coli, which has been tied to fewer illnesses in the same time frame.

WaPo

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2 responses to “Food-borne illnesses not diminishing, CDC finds

  1. There are several safe, workable remedies to this problem, radiation, ozone exposure and perhaps others. But ludite extreme environmentalism has been successful in keeping all of them banned. If you lose a love one to some food borne illness, thank an environmentalist!

  2. Government has failed; more government is needed.

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