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Tips to Prevent Foodborne Illnesses

By Kelly Balamuth on June 15, 2011

According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), foodborne illnesses account for 5,000 deaths in the United States each year. While it can be difficult to pinpoint the cause of contamination, in some cases it can be directly attributed to the negligence of the farmers, manufacturers and food handlers who are charged with providing safe products to the public. Food can become contaminated from tainted water used to irrigate or wash produce as it is picked. Pathogens can also be picked up from untreated manure used to fertilize crops. During manufacturing, dirty equipment and unsafe storage practices can lead to bacteria and viruses infecting the product. Foods can also become contaminated at restaurants due to unsafe food handling practices.
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