Clinical Nutrition in Gastrointestinal Disease

Alan Buchman, MD, MSPH

Chapter 12: Food And Water Safety: Potential For Bioterrorist Attack (continued)

Cynthia Sears, MD

Food and water safety, as well as investigations of food- and water-borne diseases, have received increased attention by public health authorities in the United States over the last 10 years. Food safety and reduction of food-borne illnesses are specific goals within Healthy People 2010, the United States public health blueprint for the decade 2000 to 2010.1 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) define a food-borne disease outbreak as two or more cases of a similar illness resulting from ingestion of a common food. The only exception to this definition is a single case of…