More cases of food illness incidents reportedBetween 2006 and 2008, the reported cases of food borne ailments didn’t change compared to the substantial declines recorded previously. According to the data provided, there were some incidents that nevertheless increased especially vibrio that recorded a 43% increase. This refers to bacterial infection acquired after consumption of raw oysters.

The report noted that efforts of Obama administration of enacting 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act fully were quite slow. These rules were expected to be the most effective for the past 70 years. The congress called for major regulations to be proposed after 9 people were killed through food poisoning related to spinach, dough and japelons among other foods. In the same period of 2008- 2009, at least 700 people also became sick as well.

During an interview, Robert Tauxe noted that there is no meaningful progress made that was worthy to talk about. According to one of the proposed regulations, companies were to be given a one year period in which they were to come up with a well detail plan on how food related illness was to be prevented. The other regulation that was proposed was meant at forcing producing farms facing high contamination risks to implement new hygiene standards and control their temperature and soil. These regulations are very important, noted Tauxe who expected that they will be of much help once they are adopted.

A decline in Salmonella incidents

None of the proposals has yet been implement and including other vital provisions in the food safety cases. The government is said to that it will release other addition rules to reinforce the law later in the year. According to the report released by CDC, cases of food borne infections in 2012 were 19531 while 4, 563 people were hospitalized. What is even worrying is that these statistics are not conclusive as most food illness cases in the nation are even not diagnosed by doctors. While it is true that salmonella cases have significantly reduced, it is still recognized as the most popular food borne illness today. The bacteria are usually passed through chicken feces. Also, contamination of produce and water by other animals can also result in abdominal cramps, fever and diarrhea.

The effects Chicken standard on children and seniors

A pathogen known as campylobacter causes diarrhea and it is usually linked with untreated water, raw milk and poultry. Chicken standard cases increased by worrying levels of 14 percent which was actually the highest since 2000. Reported campylobacter cases stood at 6, 793 while shigella recorded 2, 138 which is a severe condition for children aged below 2 years.

According to the evidence available, it was certain that campylobacter has been decreasing on both whole turkeys and whole chickens. Food infections were generally higher in children below 5 years. Most of those who had died or were hospitalized as a result of these infections were 65 years and older senior citizens.