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The federal government is taking steps to prevent future outbreaks of foodborne illness as investigators probe E. coli at Chipotle.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a new measure on Monday to take on foodborne illnesses linked to ground beef, focusing on trying to prevent such outbreaks before they occur.

Foodborne illnesses sicken an estimated 48 million people each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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