Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline

Reduce the incidence of laboratory-diagnosed, domestically-acquired Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infections

Baseline: 4.0 laboratory-diagnosed, domestically-acquired STEC infections per 100,000 population occurred on average annually in 2015-17

Target: 3.2 laboratory-diagnosed, domestically-acquired STEC infections per 100,000 population

Target Setting Method
Percent improvement

Summary

Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) are bacteria that can contaminate some types of food, including leafy greens and raw or undercooked beef. Many people in the United States get sick from STEC infections each year. These infections can be severe, leading to hospitalization and sometimes death. Interventions in food production, processing, storage, and preparation can lead to fewer infections.

Workgroup: Food Safety Workgroup