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CDC Foundation’s New Business Pulse Focuses on Food Safety

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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, June 17, 2015
Contact: CDC Media Relations

CDC Foundation’s New Business Pulse Focuses on Food Safety

Business Pulse: Food Safety, launched today by the CDC Foundation, focuses on how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) fights foodborne diseases to protect American consumers and businesses from contaminated foods. This issue highlights food safety challenges faced by all businesses, as well as a question-and-answer feature with food safety expert Robert Tauxe, M.D., M.P.H., deputy director of CDC’s Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases. Business Pulse: Food Safety also features an interactive infographic that provides useful facts and links to online CDC tools, guidelines and resources.

Annually, 128,000 people are hospitalized and 3,000 die from foodborne diseases. Foodborne illness, estimated to cost more than $15.5 billion annually, is a common, costly health problem that can be reduced. According to CDC, reducing foodborne infections by just 10 percent would keep 5 million Americans from getting sick each year.

To access Business Pulse, visit