Understanding and Preventing Food Borne Illness
How Prevalent is “Food Poisoning”?
The CDC estimates that each year:
Learning About Food Borne Illness
Top 10 Riskiest Foods
Means of Transmission
Why is Food Borne Illness so Common?
When Should you See a Doctor?Symptoms that point to serious infection are:
2011 Colorado Listeria Outbreak
From the CDC's October 25, 2011, UPDATE on the Jensen Farms Cantaloupe Listeria Outbreak, here is a national picture of where the outbreak has spread (28 states).
Outbreaks laboratory-confirmed by CDC, by setting and genotype
United States, 1994--2006
Top Causes of Norovirus
Norovirus is Highly Contagious
Following the timeline of this virus is helpful in preventing outbreaks:
The CDC estimated 1.4 million cases and more than 400 deaths annually in the US.
These contaminated ingredients caused 1/3 of the Salmonella outbreaks.
†Other includes: Sprouts, leafy greens, roots, fish, grains-beans, shellfish, oil-sugar, and dairy.