Food safety is a very important issue for everyone, Let’s all play a role in making sure that the food we put on our tables is safe to eat. Every year, more than 4 million in Canada alone get food poisoning, also known as “Food-Borne Illness.” Protect yourself by learning about food poisoning, its symptoms and treatments, and how to avoid getting sick in the first place. So please follow the links on this page and get informed. Check out this Infographic It really puts a perspective on things.
Each year over 550,000 cases of domestically acquired foodborne illness occur in BC (based on estimates from 2000 to 2010). This is equivalent to 13% of the BC population getting sick with food poisoning every year (or 1 in 8 individuals). Five pathogens cause 90% of all illnesses: Norovirus, Campylobacter, Clostridium perfringens, Yersinia enterocolitica, and Salmonella.
Food poisoning associated costs are estimated at $100 million per year, and foodborne illness and gastroenteritis result in 19.7 million annual sick days in Canada.
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