CDC: Food poisoning from salmonella up in US

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 12:31 PM
Last updated 12:42 PM
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ATLANTA — Health officials say more Americans got food poisoning last year, primarily because of salmonella.

Tainted eggs were a concern in 2010, health officials said  AP file photo/Paul Sakuma
AP file photo/Paul Sakuma
Tainted eggs were a concern in 2010, health officials said

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also reports a rise in illnesses caused by some strains of E. coli. That increase may reflect more testing. There were no reports of the E. coli strain behind the current large outbreak in Europe.

Today's CDC report is based on 10 states and is believed to be a good indicator of food poisoning trends throughout the country. More than 19,000 cases were reported in those states last year, up from 17,500 cases the previous year.

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copperhead 06/07/11 - 04:04 pm
The FDA is doing a great job!

The FDA is doing a great job!

soldout 06/07/11 - 11:58 pm
there is also an airborn

there is also an airborn variety going around not coming from food.

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