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Reconsider Lettuce Use in Light of Recurring Contamination

Foodborne disease outbreaks are becoming increasingly common, thanks to conventional agricultural and confined animal feeding operation (CAFO) practices. According to preliminary data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 25,606 foodborne infections, 5,893 hospitalizations and 120 deaths from food poisoning in 2018. Preliminary data from the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network for 2017 indicated there were 24,484 infections, 5,677 hospitalization and 122 deaths that year, but the CDC’s finalized outbreak surveillance report3,4 for 2017 brought those numbers down to 14,481 illnesses, 827 hospitalizations and 20 deaths.  Read more.....

 

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