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From: Food Quality & Safety Magazine, 9.27.2011

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Foodborne Illness Outbreaks Decline Slightly

More cases solved, CDC annual report finds

Outbreaks of foodborne illness reported in 2008 declined by about 10% when compared with the annual average for 2003-2007, according to the latest annual report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on surveillance of foodborne disease outbreaks. The average number of outbreaks reported for 2003-2007 was 1,151, compared with 1,034 for 2008.

USDA Bans Six More Strains of E. Coli

New rule applies to beef trimmings used for ground beef

Ground beef tainted with any of six additional strains of E. coli. besides the already-banned 0157:H7 will be banned from sale in the U.S., according to a new rule issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on September 13.

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