This is a list of foodborne illness outbreaks. A foodborne illness may be from an infectious disease, heavy metals, chemical contamination, or from natural toxins, such as those found in poisonous mushrooms.







United Kingdom

United States

Main article: List of foodborne illness outbreaks in the United States

In 1999, an estimated 5,000 deaths, 325,000 hospitalizations, and 76 million illnesses were caused by foodborne illnesses within the US.[4] Illness outbreaks lead to food recalls.

See also


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  2. ^ Michino H, Araki K, Minami S, Takaya S, Sakai N, Miyazaki M, Ono A, Yanagawa H (1999). "Massive outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 infection in schoolchildren in Sakai City, Japan, associated with consumption of white radish sprouts". Am J Epidemiol. 150 (8): 787–96. doi:10.1093/oxfordjournals.aje.a010082. PMID 10522649.
  3. ^ "FAO-WHO Global Forum of Food Safety Regulators".
  4. ^ "Emerging Infectious Diseases journal - CDC". Emerging Infectious Diseases journal.