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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 Protection 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 2 to 3 times per year. The Task Force also sponsors educational opportunities each year.

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