In a new report, the first of its kind from the Centers for Disease Control since 1999, the CDC has announced the results of their research into food poisoning in the United States, and there results are shocking:
1 in 6 people in the United States are going to get sick from the food they eat; and each year 128,000 become so ill from food poisoning that they have to be admitted to the hospital. Sadly, 3000 of these victims die each year – just because they ate something that was toxic to humans, and shouldn’t have been made available to them.
That’s 48 million people every year who get sick from food poisoning.
The CDC has also gone one step further: its also provided information on what kinds of foods are poisoning the most people. Fish, you think? Well, fish is in the top risks: however, produce, eggs, and meats harm more people each year in this country than seafood.
This new report should serve as a warning to those who are in the business of profiting from the sale of food or food products to the public, as well as those that serve food to their clients, customers, patients, or students. Schools, restaurants, hospitals, nursing homes, dorm cafeterias, hotel buffets, and more need to take care to meet their duty to clean produce and monitor their foodstuffs to make sure that people are not harmed by eating food that these organizations serve to them.