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US agencies reported on what they billed as an improved method for sifting food outbreak data.
The agency also establishes new steps to control Salmonella and Campylobacter in poultry.
Multidrug-resistant Salmonella has decreased and resistance to two important classes of antibiotics remains low, but resistance to the bacterium that causes typhoid fever is worrisome.
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