Eating Safely – Avoid Foodborne Illness

foodpoisoningWhat is Foodborne Illness?

Food safety is a vital part of staying well. Each year, about 76 million people in the United States become ill from eating contaminated foods. Thousands are hospitalized and around 5,000 die. The illnesses they get may come from eating foods contaminated with bacteria, viruses, or parasites. Illnesses you get from contaminated food are called foodborne illnesses, also known as food poisoning.

via NIHSeniorHealth: Eating Safely – Avoid Foodborne Illness.