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Foodborne Illness

Foodborne Illness

The term foodborne illness describes any number of diseases that result from consuming contaminated food or beverages. CDC estimates that 1 in 6 Americans become sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases each year.

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What are the most common foodborne diseases?

The pathogens causing the most illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths include:


Helpful links:

CDC Food Safety
Montana Department of Food and Consumer Safety
Raw Produce: Selecting and serving it safely
Trends in Foodborne Illness in the United States (CDC Report)