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Disease Outbreaks Tied to Imported Foods Increasing according to the CDC

Disease Outbreaks Tied to Imported Foods Increasing according to the CDC

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  • New research released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that food-borne disease outbreaks linked to imported foods are on the rise
  • Most of the outbreaks were due to fish (17 outbreaks) and spices (particularly fresh or dried peppers), which are also among the most commonly imported foods
  • Nearly 45 percent of the imported foods linked to outbreaks came from Asia
  • The more steps your food goes through before it reaches your plate, the greater your chances of contamination becomes: if you get your food locally, directly from the field or after harvest, such as directly from a farmer or farmer's market, you knock out numerous routes that could expose your food to contamination, as well as can be sure of the quality of growing conditions

By Dr. Mercola

The more steps your food goes through before it reaches your plate, the greater your chances of contamination becomes.


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