Make Our Food Safe
12/15/2010

"CDC says about 1 in 6 Americans affected by foodborne diseases each year"

The Wall Street Journal | Katherine Hobson

 

"There are new estimates of the prevalence of foodborne disease out today. According to the CDC, about 48 million Americans — or 1 in 6 of us — fall ill each year because of something we ate. About 128,000 of those people are hospitalized and 3,000 die.

In addition, these illnesses lead to 'billions' of dollars in health-care costs, Chris Braden, acting director of the CDC’s division of foodborne, waterborne and environmental diseases, told reporters on a conference call..."

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