Cases of food poisoning reach the millions around the country each year. According to the CDC’s Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FOODNet), there are 48 million cases of food poisoning in the US every year. Of these cases, 3,000 are fatal. Most food poisoning cases are caused by Salmonella, with FOODNet documenting roughly 1.2 million cases each year leading to around 450 deaths. Continue Reading
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the number of product recalls has been steadily increasing over the last decade. In 2012, there 2,300 product recalls (or 6 recalls per day). These recalls covered the entire range products from medical devices and food to consumer products and Continue Reading
It’s that time of year where many will be enjoying the big holiday dinners at Grandmas, Aunt Sally’s or at our best friend’s house. Food plays a big part in socializing at these gatherings and is generally a large topic of conversation. While discussing how moist and delicious the turkey is, you may also need to discuss how long the turkey has been sitting on the counter. Foodborne illness is Continue Reading
It’s been over two years, but the families affected by one of the deadliest outbreaks of foodborne illness in a generation are finally receiving justice. In September 2011, a crop of cantaloupes tested positive for Listeria, a life-threatening bacterial infection. The contaminated fruit, which injured 115 people and killed 33 others—including one miscarriage—was sourced back to a Colorado farm Continue Reading
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According to estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food poisoning affects 1 in 6 Americans annually. This means approximately 48 million people become ill due to contaminated food this year.
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