New study on food poisoning in the United States

Report on leading causes of foodborne illness
Posted at 11:33 PM, Dec 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-19 23:33:38-05

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — About nine million Americans get sick, and more than 1,300 people die every year from eating contaminated food.

That's according to a new government report.

Salmonella, e-coli, listeria and campylobacter are the pathogens that make people sick most often.

These four pathogens cause nearly two million cases of foodborne illness in the U.S. each year.

The report says salmonella is to blame for the most foodborne illnesses.

The research is a joint effort between the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Department of Agriculture.

The report studied foodborne illness outbreaks from 1998 through 2018.