Foodborne illness outbreaks from restaurants remain static

Outbreaks from restaurant food held even, but 2 percent more people sickened, CDC says

Restaurant-related foodborne-illness outbreaks numbered about the same as in 2007, but sickened 2 percent more people in 2008, the most recent period for which such data were available, countering an overall trend to lower outbreaks and illnesses from all sources, federal officials said Thursday.

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