List of foodborne illness outbreaks

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This is a list of foodborne illness outbreaks. A foodborne illness may be from an infectious disease, heavy metals, chemical contamination, or from natural toxins, such as those found in poisonous mushrooms.







United Kingdom

United States

In 1999, an estimated 5,000 deaths, 325,000 hospitalizations, and 76 million illnesses were caused by foodborne illnesses within the US.[4] Illness outbreaks lead to food recalls.

See also


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  2. ^ Michino H, Araki K, Minami S, Takaya S, Sakai N, Miyazaki M, Ono A, Yanagawa H (1999). "Massive outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 infection in schoolchildren in Sakai City, Japan, associated with consumption of white radish sprouts". Am J Epidemiol. 150 (8): 787–96. doi:10.1093/oxfordjournals.aje.a010082. PMID 10522649.
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  4. ^ Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 5, no. 5, Sept. 1999
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