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Winnable Battles: Food Safety

Carrying Bag Filled with Healthful FoodsOverarching Goal

Keep America′s food supply safe by preventing and responding to foodborne outbreaks

Key Actions

Targets

IndicatorBaseline2015 Target
Reduce the rate of infections caused by Salmonella15.2 cases per 100,000 population (2006-2008)13.3 cases per 100,000 population
(12.5% reduction)
Reduce the rate of infections caused by Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157:H71.2 cases per 100,000 population (2006-2008)0.85 cases per 100,000 population
(29% reduction)

Trends

Trends in the rate of infections caused by Salmonella, 2006-2011

Trends in the rate of infection caused by Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) 0157:H7, 2006-2011

Relevant Healthy People Objectives

FS 1.2Reduce infections caused by Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157:H7
2020 Target: 0.6 cases per 100,000
Baseline: 1.2 cases on average per 100,000 population per year (2006–08)
FS 1.4Reduce infections caused by Salmonella species
2020 Target: 11.4 cases per 100,000
Baseline: 15.2 cases on average per 100,000 population per year (2006–08)
FS 2Reduce the number of outbreak-associated infections due to Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157, or Campylobacter, Listeria, or Salmonella species associated with food commodity groups
FS 2.3Fruits and nuts
Target: 280 cases per year
Baseline: 311 reported outbreak-associated infections, on average, per year due to Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157, or Campylobacter, Listeria, or Salmonella species were associated with fruits and nuts in 2005–07
Target setting method: 10 percent improvement
Data source: National Outbreak Reporting System (NORS), CDC and States
FS 2.5Poultry
Target: 232 cases per year
Baseline: 258 reported outbreak-associated infections, on average, per year due to Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157, or Campylobacter, Listeria, or Salmonella species were associated with poultry in 2005–07
Target setting method: 10 percent improvement
Data source: National Outbreak Reporting System (NORS), CDC and States
 
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