Navigation Links
CDC Report on Foodborne Illness is Skewed by Single Large Outbreak
Date:6/12/2009

WASHINGTON, June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published a report on foodborne illness which presents a misleading picture of the safety of poultry. The report contains anomalies that seriously skew the results.

The report suggests that poultry is the single leading cause of outbreaks of foodborne illness, with poultry responsible for 21 percent of outbreak-related cases. This is based on attributing 1,355 cases to poultry out of a total of 6,395 cases (21.1 percent). However, of the total cases attributed to poultry, 741 stemmed from a single incident in an Alabama jail or prison in March 2006 which is suspected (but not confirmed, according to a publicly available CDC database) to result from Clostridium perfringens in baked chicken. Without this single incident, poultry would account for 614 of 5,653 cases, or 10.9 percent. This would place poultry well behind other commodities mentioned in the report.

The Alabama incident also explains another oddity in the report: the high number of cases (902) attributed to C. perfringens in poultry, which typically causes problems if food is left out in the "danger zone" between 40 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit for an extended period of time. While C. perfringens is a known cause of foodborne illness in poultry (as well as other foods), it has not previously been mentioned as a leading cause. If the Alabama cases are removed from the total, the number of cases of foodborne illness from C. perfringens in poultry in 2006 would be 161. According to the report, the average annual number of cases of foodborne illness from C. perfringens in all food sources from 2001 to 2005 was 2,077.

"America's chicken producers and processors work hard to provide safe, wholesome food to customers in the United States and around the world," said Steve Pretanik, the National Chicken Council's director of science and technology. "Any case of foodborne illness is unfortunate, but it is unfair to present a picture that is skewed by a single, unusual event."

The National Chicken Council represents integrated chicken producer-processors, the companies that produce and process chickens. Member companies of NCC account for approximately 95 percent of the chicken sold in the United States.

www.nationalchickencouncil.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE National Chicken Council
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Maricopa Integrated Health System Reports 90 Percent Reduction in Pressure Ulcers
2. People With Huntingtons Report Discrimination
3. Anatomy Report Card: Public Gets an F
4. Meridios, Ltd Selected as a Nationwide CMS Qualified Registry to Report Healthcare Quality Measures
5. Herley Industries, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Earnings
6. GlobalEquityReport.com Issues Cancer Stocks On The Move Today: HEB, GNBT, CTIC, CTHP, DNDN
7. Moving Beyond the Mysteries of Disruption Reporting
8. MDS Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results
9. Haemacure Reports on Strategic Collaboration with Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results
10. Chindex International, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year Fiscal 2009 Financial Results
11. Spencers Benefits Reports COBRA Survey Finds Recession Takes Hold: More Were Eligible, Fewer Signed Up, Costs Stay High
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/16/2017)... , ... January 16, 2017 , ... ... been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the medical device company, effective immediately. , ... Robert Storey. “Kevin has a strong track record in medical device market ...
(Date:1/15/2017)... , ... January 15, 2017 , ... In this role, ... the United States for the asthma & allergy friendly mark. This certification program was ... test and identify consumer products to be more suitable for the 60+ million people ...
(Date:1/15/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Whole Health Supply, LLC is announcing the release of an updated version of ... purchase. , The 2017 edition has wide jaws that will accommodate nails up to ... well as diabetics. This handle is reinforced for extra strength when pressing down on dense ...
(Date:1/15/2017)... ... January 15, 2017 , ... "On Tour is a music ... customization and ease," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ... can edit the style and animation of their slideshows. Place each slide on top ...
(Date:1/15/2017)... ... ... Wondering where to go this Valentine's Day? Well, there is a solution to ... feast in the comfort of your own home. Lobster Gram is introducing two new ... until February 15th, 2017. , Romantic Dinner one is Lobster Gram's "Love at ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/13/2017)... /PRNewswire/ - InMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("InMed") (CSE: IN; OTCQB: IMLFF), today ... and Investment Banking at Eli Lilly & Company, has been ... brings over 28 years of senior financial and executive leadership ... ... established a significant leadership position in financial and business expertise ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... MURRIETA, Calif. , Jan. 13, 2017  Alfalfa, cattle, ... COPAN Diagnostic,s new environmental sampling film , which emphasizes the ... video, released today, highlights how COPAN,s ... product that simplifies the surface sampling process in the wake ... . In addition, COPAN is expanding ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... -- Secretary of Health Karen Murphy today addressed ... Misericordia University and discussed the Wolf Administration,s efforts to ... . "The opioid epidemic is the worst ... professional career," Secretary Murphy said. "This area of ... heroin and prescription opioid overdoses. Across the commonwealth in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: