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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.

Latest News

 

USDA News

November 15, 2019
Central Valley Meat Co., Inc. Recalls Ground Beef Products Due to Possible Salmonella Dublin Contamination
Central Valley Meat Co., Inc., a Hanford, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 34,222 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Dublin.
November 13, 2019
Creative Food Processing Recalls Poultry Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
Creative Food Processing, a Santa Clara, Calif. establishment is recalling approximately 1,941 pounds of raw chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.
November 9, 2019
Ezzo Sausage Company Recalls Meat Products due to Possible Listeria Contamination
Ezzo Sausage Company, a Columbus, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 25,115 pounds of sausage products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes.