Most people don’t think about food poisoning … until they get sick from a food borne illness. It’s estimated that around 70 million people in the United States suffer food poisoning each year, and although most cases are relatively mild, making people miserable for a day or two and then passing, in some cases it can be deadly. In 1993, improperly cooked hamburgers from a Jack in the Box led to an E-coli outbreak that killed 4 children. (Lewis, 2017) There are around 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths each year from food borne illness Children are most at risk for serious complications from food poisoning due their immature immune system and susceptibility to dehydration.
Information on food poisoning & how to prevent it
The information herein discusses the common types of food poisoning, causes of food poisoning, and ways you can prevent it.
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