Trends, Data Tables, and Figures
FoodNet, America's report card for food safety, captures data over a period of time and shows disease trends. Trends captured by FoodNet complement estimates of foodborne illness acquired in the United States, which are designed to give the most accurate count of illnesses at a specific point in time. Together, these data are used by CDC and partners to inform policy, research, and prevention measures.
Documenting trends in foodborne illness—which illnesses are decreasing and which are increasing—is essential to the overall goal of reducing foodborne illness.
FoodNet's data lets CDC, its partners, and policy makers know how much progress has been made in reaching national goals for reducing foodborne illness. Here are fast facts on key pathogens that FoodNet tracks, the people the pathogens affect, and what states are covered.
Since 1996, FoodNet has been providing MMWR annual progress reports from preliminary FoodNet data on laboratory-confirmed foodborne infections transmitted commonly through food: 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996.