Food Poisoning

Food Poisoning information for Campylobacter, E. coli, Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, Hepatitis A, Listeria, Norwalk Virus, Salmonella, and Shigella.

Other Food Illnesses @ Food-Poisoning.org: Campylobacter | E coli | Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
Hepatitis A
| Listeria | Norwalk Virus | Salmonella | Shigella


Food-Poisoning.org features information on such food-related illnesses as Campylobacter, E. coli, Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, Hepatitis A, Listeria, Norwalk Virus, Salmonella, and Shigella as well as information on food safety and food laws.

The information on Food-Poisoning.org has been compiled primarily from such publicly-available sources as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US Food & Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health, the United States Department of Agriculture as well as reputable nonprofit and educational institutions.

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Food Poisoning information

Common Food Illnesses

Food poisoning causes an estimated 76 million cases of human illness in the United States each year. Five thousand people die and more than 325,000 people are hospitalized annually as a result of food poisoning, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

According to the US Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service, "Microbial pathogens in food cause an estimated 6.5-33 million cases of human illness and up to 9,000 deaths in the United States each year. Over 40 different foodborne microbial pathogens, including fungi, viruses, parasites, and bacteria, are believed to cause human illnesses. For six bacterial pathogens, the costs of human illness are estimated to be $9.3-$12.9 billion annually. Of these costs, $2.9-$6.7 billion are attributed to foodborne bacteria."