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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.

What are the most common foodborne diseases?Safety tips for handling and preparing common foods.

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
Foodsafety.gov
Trends in Foodborne Illness in the United States (CDC Report)