Report: Foodborne Illness Outbreaks Down 40%

Report: Foodborne Illness Outbreaks Down 40%

WASHINGTON — Reports of foodborne illness outbreaks dropped by 40% from 2001 to 2010, according to a new publication by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a consumer advocacy organization.

However, “Outbreak Alert! 2001-2010” also found the number of fully investigated outbreaks — those that determine both the food and the pathogen responsible for an illness — identified by the Centers for

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