Food Illnesses Dramatically Declined in 10 Years

Food Illnesses Dramatically Declined in 10 Years

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steaks_on_grillThanks to better industry controls and inspections, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday that food in general is safer now than at any other time in the last decade, with illness occurring at record-low rates. Improvements in the meat and poultry industry have greatly contributed to the success…

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In the decade ending in 2005, illnesses were down for virtually every major germ. Specific germs have actually dramatically declined, like yersinia, which decreased 49 percent, and shigella, 43 percent. The more well-known strains of the dangerous E. coli were down 29 percent; and salmonella, 9 percent. (federal CDC report)

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