Foodborne illness outbreaks grow as imported food increases

As the proportion of U.S. food imported from other countries increases, a recent analysis found the number of foodborne illness outbreaks associated with imported foods has also increased.

The study, “Outbreaks of Disease Associated with Food Imported into the United States, 1996-2014,” found that 19% of food consumed by Americans is now imported, including 97% […]

Report: Multistate foodborne illness outbreaks are rare but deadly

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Foodborne disease outbreaks that spread across more than one state cause more than half of all deaths in outbreaks, despite accounting for only a tiny fraction (about 3%) of reported outbreaks in the United States, according to a new Vital Signs report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]