The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the release of the Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration’s annual report, which provides data on source attribution estimates for 2020 for SalmonellaE. coli and Listeria monocytogenes. The findings include that (i) “Salmonella illnesses came from a wide variety of foods”; (ii) “E. coli O157 illnesses were most often linked to Vegetable Row Crops (such as leafy greens) and beef”; and (iii) “Listeria monocytogenes illnesses were most often linked to Dairy products, Fruits, and Vegetable Row Crops.”

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