One in six Americans are sickened each year. Who will it be?
Foodborne illness is a serious public health issue, and the cost to American society is high. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 48 million Americans are sickened, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die each year from foodborne illnesses. Children, the elderly, pregnant and post-partum women and individuals with compromised immune systems are at highest risk of developing complications from foodborne illness.
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Co-founded in 2006 by Barbara Kowalcyk (featured in Food, Inc. and chosen Ultimate Game Changer in food by readers of the Huffington Post) and Patricia Buck, the Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention seeks to build bridges between research, policy and practice. In everything we do, our objective remains the same – creating a safe, secure, and sustainable food supply. Thanks for taking the time to learn more about our work. We hope you’ll follow Barb on twitter, friend us on Facebook, or sign up for our e-alerts.