FoodNet reports, “New testing methods account for some increases in illness stats”
In their report released in April the CDC says, “foodborne illness remains a substantial public health concern in the United States. Previous analyses have indicated that the number of infections far exceeds those diagnosed; CIDTs might be making those infections more visible.”
New rapid tests are helping to identify foodborne illness faster which is also increasing the numbers of infections reported. Read the full report on Food Safety News.