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Foodborne Infections and Intoxications

      Foodborne illness remains a serious public health issue in the US and throughout the world. In the US, an estimated 48 million (about 1 in 6) people become sick from contaminated food or beverages, 3,000 die, and 128,000 are hospitalized, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and reports by the Food and Drug Administration.

      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC and food safety. https://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/cdc-and-food-safety.html. Accessed September 14, 2021.

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      US Food and Drug Administration. Foodborne pathogens.https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/foodborne-pathogens. Accessed September 14, 2021.

      Data-driven approaches including PulseNet, the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, and the Food and Drug Administration's Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation Network are among surveillance systems used to investigate and track foodborne illnesses.

      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC and food safety. https://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/cdc-and-food-safety.html. Accessed September 14, 2021.

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      US Food and Drug Administration. Foodborne pathogens.https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/foodborne-pathogens. Accessed September 14, 2021.

      Research related to foodborne disease is ongoing, and universities, government agencies, and the private sector have collaborated on solving issues related to foodborne disease. The Leafy Greens STEC (Shiga toxin-producing E. coli) Action Plan was created in response to foodborne illnesses linked to leafy greens.

      US Food and Drug Administration. Leafy greens STEC action plan.https://www.fda.gov/food/foodborne-pathogens/leafy-greens-stec-action-plan. Accessed September 15, 2021.

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      REFERENCES

      1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC and food safety. https://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/cdc-and-food-safety.html. Accessed September 14, 2021.

      2. US Food and Drug Administration. Foodborne pathogens.https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/foodborne-pathogens. Accessed September 14, 2021.

      3. US Food and Drug Administration. Leafy greens STEC action plan.https://www.fda.gov/food/foodborne-pathogens/leafy-greens-stec-action-plan. Accessed September 15, 2021.