"In the United States, 128,000 people are hospitalized and 3,000 die each year from a preventable disease. If you are thinking of a virus epidemic or the co-morbidities associated with obesity, you are off track. In fact, 1 in 6 Americans becomes ill from this disease yearly. Any guesses?
This significant public health problem that can affect all age groups is attributed to food-borne diseases, or what people often call food poisoning. Primarily, this is due to contamination of food by certain microorganisms that can produce toxic substances and/or infect our bodies. The most vulnerable groups include children, seniors and those with compromised immune systems..."