Foodborne Illness Source Attribution Estimates for 2017 for 'Salmonella,' 'Escherichia Coli O157,' 'Listeria Monocytogenes,' and 'Campylobacter' Using Multi-Year Outbreak Surveillance Data, United States   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Executive Summary: "Each year in the United States an estimated 9 million people get sick, 56,000 are hospitalized and 1,300 die of foodborne disease caused by known pathogens. These estimates help us understand the scope of this public health problem. However, to develop effective prevention measures, we need to understand the types of foods contributing to the problem. The Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (IFSAC) is a tri-agency group created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS). IFSAC developed a method to estimate the sources of foodborne illness using outbreak data from 1998 through the most recent year for four priority pathogens: Salmonella' 'Escherichia Coli O157' 'Listeria Monocytogenes' and 'Campylobacter'. [...] This collaborative effort to provide annual attribution estimates continues IFSAC's work to improve foodborne illness source attribution, which can help inform efforts to prioritize food safety initiatives, interventions and policies for reducing foodborne illnesses. These consensus estimates allow all three agencies to take a consistent approach to identifying food safety priorities to protect public health."

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