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The Wall Street Journal reports that a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that “illness from bacterial food contamination has been on the decline in the U.S. over the past 15 years with the rate of infection from one type of the deadly E. coli bacterium dropping by about half ... The rate of infection by bacteria-contaminated food in the U.S. has fallen 23%, the CDC said.”

However, there remained a cautionary note: the CDC also says that one out of six people gets sick each year from eating contaminated food.
KC's View:
Some will say that this is enough reason not to increase food safety spending. But I think that we have to show increased vigilance, and improve the infrastructure before the whole thing crumbles. Now is not the time to pat ourselves on the back...