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Food Poisoning

Foodborne Illness

While the American food supply is among the safest in the world, the federal government estimates

that there are about 48 million cases of foodborne illness annually

—the equivalent of sickening 1 in 6 Americans each year. And each year these illnesses

result in an estimated 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths.

What you can do to: Keep Food Safe

This website provides helpful information on the:

  • Signs and symptoms of the different types of food poisoning.
  • Four simple steps—cleaning, separating, cooking, and chilling —that can help protect you from food poisoning.
  • Food recalls and alerts.

    Last updated: 5/1/2018