Tomatoes and cucumbers from Holland are displayed for sale at a market in Berlin, Germany, Friday, June 3, 2011. Nearly 200 new cases of E. coli infection were reported in Germany in the first two days of June, the national disease control center reported Friday, but officials say there are signs the European bacterial outbreak that has killed 18 people could be slowing. While suspicion has fallen on raw tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce as the source of the germ, researchers have been unable to pinpoint the food responsible. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials say more Americans got food poisoning last year, primarily because of salmonella.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also reports a rise in illnesses caused by some strains of E. coli. That increase may reflect more testing. There were no reports of the E. coli strain behind the current large outbreak in Europe.
Tuesday's CDC report is based on 10 states and is believed to be a good indicator of food poisoning trends throughout the country. More than 19,000 cases were reported in those states last year, up from 17,500 cases the previous year.