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Food safety : a CDC winnable battle
  • Published Date:
    August 2012
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    Each year, 1 in 6 Americans get sick from and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases. Reducing foodborne illness by 10% would keep 5 million Americans from getting sick each year. Preventing a single fatal case of E. coli O157 infection would save an estimated $7 million.

    Food safety depends on strong partnerships. CDC and the regulatory agencies (the Food and Drug Administration [FDA] and the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service [FSIS]) play complementary roles in the federal food safety effort. State and local health departments also play critical roles in all aspects of food safety.

    CDC provides the vital link between illness in people and the food safety systems of government agencies and food producers.



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