Feds: Food-safety efforts have stalled

ATLANTA Efforts to better protect consumers from dangerous foodborne pathogens, including E. coli O157:H7 and salmonella, have virtually stalled, federal officials said last week. They also noted that the estimated incidence of infections from targeted pathogens in 2008 showed no significant change compared with the prior three years.

The continued “education of restaurant workers and consumers about [pathogen] risks and prevention measures” was cited as a

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