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CDC's food pathogen report: "More needs to be done"

Posted by admin on April 17, 2014

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CDC reports percentage gain in Campylobacter and Vibrio (Graphic: Centers for Disease Control)

The recently released CDC report states

"Compared with 2010–2012, the estimated incidence of infection in 2013 was lower for Salmonella, higher for Vibrio, and unchanged overall.† Since 2006–2008, the overall incidence has not changed significantly. More needs to be done. Reducing these infections requires actions targeted to sources and pathogens, such as continued use of Salmonella poultry performance standards and actions mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)"

CDC FoodNet data indicates an increase in Campylobacter, the primary transmission vector being chickens, raw milk, and eggs.

The CDC reports that 14% of the 7 most common food pathogen infections can be attributed to contact with animals.

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