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  1. photo New Data on the Costs of <b>Foodborne</b> <b>Illnesses</b>: Nearly 9 Million Sick Americans, and More than $15 Billion a YearNew Data on the Costs of Foodborne Illnesses: Nearly 9 Million Sick Americans, and More than $15 Billion a YearArticle
    Just how much are foodborne illnesses costing Americans? According to data released by the USDA, the numbers are staggering. Every year, more than 8.9 million Americans will be sickened by 15Read more
  2. photo U.S. Poultry Inspection Moves Towards Self Regulation, Fewer USDA Inspectors on SiteU.S. Poultry Inspection Moves Towards Self Regulation, Fewer USDA Inspectors on SiteArticle
    much of the responsibility on the industry to self regulate—a controversial move as foodborne illnesses and antibiotic resistant infections are becoming increasingly more severe health risks. UnderRead more
  3. photo USDA: New Inspection Program Will Reduce Salmonella By 30 PercentUSDA: New Inspection Program Will Reduce Salmonella By 30 PercentArticle
    working to meet the ever-changing food safety landscape and better protect Americans from foodborne illness.” “Getting more germs out of the chicken and turkey we eat is an important step in protectingRead more
  4. photo Could Multiple Sclerosis be Triggered by a <b>Foodborne</b> <b>Illness</b>?Could Multiple Sclerosis be Triggered by a Foodborne Illness?Article
    Multiple sclerosis–an inflammatory disease that causes the body’s immune system to destroy healthy tissue in the central nervous system–may be caused by a common foodborne illness. New researchRead more
  5. photo Food Companies Causing <b>Foodborne</b> <b>Illnesses</b> May Face Criminal Prosecution, Says Justice DepartmentFood Companies Causing Foodborne Illnesses May Face Criminal Prosecution, Says Justice DepartmentArticle
    Foodborne illnesses are on the rise—and they may soon come with stiff penalties for offending manufacturers, including criminal and civil penalties, says the Justice Department. The news comesRead more
  6. photo CDC Releases Stats on <b>Foodborne</b> <b>Illness</b>CDC Releases Stats on Foodborne IllnessArticle
    Norovirus and salmonella were the leading causes of foodborne illness in 2006, according to a report issued Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That year, there wereRead more
  7. photo Lawsuit Claims FDA Could Prevent Food Poisoning Deaths with New RegulationsLawsuit Claims FDA Could Prevent Food Poisoning Deaths with New RegulationsArticle
    the agencies responsible for implementing the new regulations have not met deadlines to do so. The rules would establish standards for possible sources of foodborne illness contamination, require companiesRead more
  8. photo 2 Reports Find Serious <b>Foodborne</b> lllness Risks in Nation’s Most Popular Meat2 Reports Find Serious Foodborne lllness Risks in Nation’s Most Popular MeatArticle
    Chicken, the most popular meat sold in the U.S. has come under scrutiny over foodborne illness risks, including salmonella, in two reports released last week. “The high cost of cheap chickenRead more
  9. photo USDA Announces New Testing Rules for <b>Foodborne</b> PathogensUSDA Announces New Testing Rules for Foodborne PathogensArticle
    contaminated meat. The Centers for Disease Control’s Web site states that, “More than 200 known diseases are transmitted through food. The causes of foodborne illness include viruses, bacteria, parasites, toxinsRead more
  10. photo Does Washing Fruits and Vegetables Prevent <b>Foodborne</b> <b>Illnesses</b>?Does Washing Fruits and Vegetables Prevent Foodborne Illnesses?Article
    Properly washing fruits and vegetables can be a big concern, especially if you buy conventional produce. But does rinsing your food really make a difference in preventing foodborne illnessesRead more

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Foodborne illness

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Foodborne illness (also foodborne disease and colloquially referred to as food poisoning) is any illness resulting from the consumption of contaminated food, pathogenic bacteria, viruses, or parasites that contaminate food, as well as chemical or natural toxins such as poisonous mushrooms.Symptoms vary depending on the cause, and are described below in this article. A few broad generalizations...More