Reports Highlight Threat Of Foodborne Illnesses

News outlets highlight two new reports, one from the CDC and another from the U.N., that discuss the threats from foodborne illnesses, including those resistant to antibiotics.

HealthDay News: Antibiotic Resistance Among Foodborne-Illness Germs a Mixed Bag: CDC
“There’s good news and bad news about antibiotic resistance among the germs that cause foodborne illnesses, a new U.S. government report released Tuesday shows. … Each year, antibiotic-resistant infections from foodborne germs cause about 430,000 illnesses in the United States, according to the CDC…” (Preidt, 7/1).

U.N. News Centre: New U.N. report outlines top 10 food-borne parasites of greatest global concern
“A new report released [Tuesday] by two United Nations agencies identifies a ‘top 10’ of foodborne parasites with the greatest global impact, including those found in pork, fish, fresh produce, fruit juice, and milk, among other foods…” (7/1).