Friday, December 4, 2015

Food Makes 1 in 10 People Sick each Year

At least 600 million people are made sick from contaminated food each year.  This comes out to approximately 1 in 10 people.  About 420,000 people die each year with most of them being small children less than five.  Most foodborne bacteria diseases only cause nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea but some can cause long term illnesses such as cancer, kidney / liver failure, epilepsy, or brain disorders.  The biggest problem is found in underdeveloped countries and primarily in Africa but the U.S. and Europe also have their deadly outbreaks.  Children eating raw or undercooked meat or eggs are especially at risk to one of these diseases.  Now that you know some facts about foodborne diseases what do you think about this data?  Are you shocked to know the amount of those affected to be that high?  Let us know below!

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