In the wake of several large-scale foodborne illness outbreaks, Washington again searches for ways to enhance or reform the food safety system
The safety of the nation's food supply has remained static over the past three years, suggesting that after decades of improvement, an overhaul might be in order, said a report released this month by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta. In 2008, 16 of every 100,000 people in the United States contracted laboratory-confirmed cases of salmonella poisoning, or about 48,000 serious illnesses. By contrast, in 2005 there were 42,000 confirmed salmonella cases. In total, ...
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