Researchers at the CDC reviewed data on foodborne illness from 1998 to 2008 and found that fish, poultry and beef accounted for the largest share of outbreaks, with fish and poultry responsible for 17% each of illnesses tied to food, and beef responsible for 14%. The study also found that the share of these illnesses tied to eggs has decreased, from 6% in 1998-99 to 2% in 2006-08, because of declining cases of salmonella. Leafy greens and dairy products were responsible for a rising share of incidents.

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