CDC lowers estimates on foodborne illnesses

Foodservice industry awaits fate of food-safety bill in Senate

Citing improved detection and reporting methods, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released this week revised, and significantly lower, estimates of the number of people sickened and killed annually from foodborne illnesses.

CDC officials released the new figures in a week when the U.S. Senate is weighing passage of a sweeping federal food-safety bill supported by the National Restaurant Association and National Council of Chain Restaurants, among other foodservice tr

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