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Food Safety


  • Safer Food Saves Lives
    Safer Food Saves Lives

    Contaminated food sent to several states can make people sick with the same germ. These multistate outbreaks cause serious illness, and more of these outbreaks are being found. Multistate outbreaks caused 56% of deaths in all reported foodborne outbreaks, although they accounted for just 3% of all such outbreaks from 2010 to 2014.

    11/3/2015 12:00:00 PM
  • Preventing Norovirus Outbreaks
    Preventing Norovirus Outbreaks

    CDC Vital Signs links science, policy, and communications with the intent of communicating a call-to-action for the public. CDC Vital Signs provides the most recent, comprehensive data on key indicators of important health topics.

    6/3/2014 1:00:00 PM
  • Recipe for Food Safety
    Recipe for Food Safety

    Many germs can be spread through food. Some, like Listeria, can be deadly. Listeria strikes hard at pregnant women and their newborns, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems. Listeria can cause miscarriage and meningitis. Most people found to have Listeria infection require hospital care and about 1 in 5 people with the infection die.

    6/4/2013 1:00:00 PM
  • Making Food Safer to Eat
    Making Food Safer to Eat

    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.

    6/4/2011 1:00:00 PM
  • Page last reviewed: November 3, 2015
  • Page last updated: November 3, 2015
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