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Food Poisoning Facts

 


  • People get foodborne poisoning when they consume contaminated foods or beverages.
  • About 1 in 6 Americans (approximately 48 million) gets food poisoning each year.
  • About 128,000 Americans are hospitalized due to food poisoning each year.

  • About 3,000 Americans die as a result of food poisoning each year. 

 

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The Iowa Food Safety and Defense Task Force is a group of individuals and organizations interested in food safety and defense.  The Task Force members include federal, state, and local government agencies; commodity groups; food related trade associations; food producers; academia; and others.  The Task Force meets 3 to 4 times per year.  The Task Force also sponsors educational opportunities each year.


Food Safety News

September 21, 2017
Death Wish Coffee pulls ‘Nitro’ because of botulism risk
Less than two months after it hit retail shelves, Death Wish Coffee Co. is recalling “Nitro Cold Brew” beverage, ceasing production and changing its manufacturing process because it may have allowed deadly botulin toxin to develop in the product. The Round Lake, NY, company launched online sales of the beverage on Feb. 2, billing it... Continue Reading
September 20, 2017
New York finds Campylobacter bacteria in Yoder Farm raw milk
Unpasteurized, “raw” milk from the Martin Yoder Farm should be immediately discarded because it is contaminated with Campylobacter jejuni bacteria. New York officials have prohibited the farm from selling raw milk until further notice. The farm immediately stopped selling the unpasteurized milk on Sept. 13 when state officials notified the owner of a preliminary positive... Continue Reading
September 18, 2017
Processing problem spurs recall for staphylococcal enterotoxin
Processing deviations discovered by inspectors reviewing records at a Washington sausage company have prompted a recall of numerous products because they could be contaminated with staphylococcal enterotoxin. German Sausage Haus LLC of Camano Island, WA, is recalling 1,252 pounds of heat treated, not fully cooked, not shelf stable meat products. The company shipped the products... Continue Reading
September 17, 2017
Frozen sausage recalled in Canada, U.S. for undeclared milk
A New York company is recalling frozen pork sausage products in the United States and Canada because they contain milk, a known allergen that is not declared on the product labels. In the United States, the recall by RI Wang Food Group of Maspeth, NY, includes almost 27 tons of “China Brand” sausage products, which... Continue Reading
 

 

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