Each year, roughly 1 in 6 people in the US gets sick from eating contaminated food. The 1,000 or more reported outbreaks that happen each year reveal familiar culprits-Salmonella and other common germs. We know that reducing contamination works. During the past 15 years, a dangerous type of E. coli infection, responsible for the recall of millions of pounds of ground beef, has been cut almost in half.
This article originally appeared here: https://tools.cdc.gov/api/embed/downloader/download.asp?m=275866&c=326842. The source website for this article is CDC Vital Signs Feed.
The original publication date for this article is June 4, 2011 5:00 pm