Foodborne Outbreaks

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), foodborne illnesses affect one in six Americans every year, causing 3,000 deaths and 128,000 hospitalizations annually. The pathogens and toxins can get into your food through contamination in stores, contamination during distribution and manufacturing, improper food handling, and unsafe practices on farms.

Educating yourself about foodborne illnesses can be an important step in protecting yourself from food poisoning and preventing foodborne outbreaks. Salmonella outbreaks, E. coli bacteria, Botulism outbreaks, Listeria infections, and Hepatitis A infections are some of the most common foodborne outbreaks in recent US history.

Here are the List of recent Foodborne Outbreaks according to CDC: