Food-related diseases database
The Food and Drug Administration is working to speed up the government's response to food-related diseases.
The FDA plans to create a database of 100,000 foodborne germs. With the information, the FDA says scientists may be able to create tests that can identify foodborne germs in a matter of days, rather than weeks.
Every year about 48 million people in the U.S. get sick from outbreaks of salmonella, E. coli and other food-related diseases. The FDA plans to make the completed database available to the public.