2nd October 2019

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What are the five most common causes of foodborne illness?

The top five risk factors that most often are responsible for foodborne illness outbreaks are:
  • Improper hot/cold holding temperatures of potentially hazardous food.
  • Improper cooking temperatures of food.
  • Dirty and/or contaminated utensils and equipment.
  • Poor employee health and hygiene.
  • Food from unsafe sources.

Keeping this in consideration, what is the most common cause of foodborne illness in the United States?

Among the 31 known foodborne pathogens: Norovirus caused the most illnesses. Nontyphoidal Salmonella, norovirus, Campylobacter, and Toxoplasma caused the most hospitalizations. Nontyphoidal Salmonella, Toxoplasma, Listeria, and norovirus caused the most deaths.

What is the most common type of food borne illness?

The bacteria and viruses that cause the most illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths in the United States are: Salmonella. Norovirus (Norwalk Virus) Campylobacter.