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Imported food sickens more Americans than ever

Imported food sickens more Americans than ever

February 22, 2017 Category: Markets & Weather

by Food Safety News

 

Four researchers report there’s “a small but increasing number of foodborne disease outbreaks associated with imported foods, most commonly fish and produce.”

Increasing demand in the U.S. for year-round access to all foods means more foreign food in grocery stores and that means more foodborne illness outbreaks from imported food.

Writing for the March edition of Emerging Infectious Diseases, a journal of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, four researchers take a deep dive into outbreak trends involving imported foods.

In “Outbreaks of Disease Associated with Food Imported into the United States, 1996-2014,” the four report there’s “a small but increasing number of foodborne disease outbreaks associated with imported foods, most commonly fish and produce.”

 

The researchers — the CDC’s L. Hannah Gould (now with the NYC health department) and Jennifer Kline, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Caitlin Monahan and Katherine Vierk — report 19 percent of food consumed by Americans is now imported. This includes 97 percent of fish and shell fish; 50 percent of fresh fruits; and 20 percent of fresh vegetables.

 

…  They found the reported number of outbreaks associated with imported foods remains small, but has increased as both an absolute number and in proportion to the total number of outbreaks where the implicated food was identified and reported. And while multiple imported foods are associated with outbreaks, the most likely suspects when imported food is involved are fish and produce.

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