In spite of recent recalls, the Centers for Disease Control report little change in the incidence of foodborne infections. A 10-state report recently released by the CDC shows little change in the number of foodborne illness cases due to Campylobacter, Listeria, Salmonella, Shigella, E.coli O157, Vibrio and Yersinia compared to the preceding three years. The findings are from 2008 data reported to the CDC as part of the agency′s Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network.
According to the American Meat Institute, the report notes that although there have been significant declines in the incidence of some foodborne infections since surveillance began in 1996, these declines all occurred before 2004.
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