Rise In Salmonella Will Prod Obama On Stalled Food Regs

Law360, New York (July 30, 2012, 8:47 PM EDT) -- A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Friday showing an increase in illnesses caused by salmonella and listeria over the past five years will put more pressure on the Obama administration to implement an overdue 2011 food safety law, experts say.

The number of laboratory-confirmed salmonella infections increased by 10.6 percent from 2007 to 2011, in terms of infections per 100,000 people, according to preliminary data in a CDC report. Listeria infections increased by 7.7 percent over the same time period using the...
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