Make Our Food Safe
08/12/2010

"Poultry, beef, leafy greens are top sources of foodborne illness"

The Hill | Mike Lillis

"More than 1,000 foodborne disease outbreaks hit the U.S. in 2007, with poultry, beef or leafy vegetables the most commonly identified causes, according to a new report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Yet in more than half of the 1,097 outbreaks reported that year, a cause was never identified.

The figures arrive as a bipartisan group of Senate lawmakers are preparing to introduce a food-safety bill designed to prevent such illnesses by granting the Food and Drug Administration greater powers to recall tainted food, quarantine problem regions and examine the records of the nation's food producers..."

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