People reported that the Center for Disease Control is investigating 22 outbreaks in 2018 Has. This is the highest number of examinations in 12 years. So it does not look like food is getting more and more unsafe, the Food and Drug Administration has given an explanation why there are so many food memories this year.
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told CNN last week that the number of investigations would increase as their methods of detecting outbreaks would improve. "I think the problem is not that there is more unsafe food," said Gottlieb. "I think what happens is that we have better technology than ever to link outbreaks of human disease to a common pathogen."
Right The CDC can now test samples from infected patients and genetically link the pathogens to food sources. However, according to Gottlieb, there is a lack of technology that can track and track the outbreak of a single distributor or grower, as was the case with the last recall of romaine lettuce.
However, there have been significant improvements in food safety over the last decade. Gottlieb referred to the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011, which aimed to prevent food-borne illness rather than responding to outbreaks: "I think food is safer today than ever before Much more resources and additional tools to ensure effective monitoring. "