Food Borne Illnesses

By: Samantha Tallant, K.Lee Marx,
Randel Pyle, Tyler Vanhoy, and Dylan Coy

What is a foodborne illness?

  • -A disease that is transmitted to people by food.

What is a foodborne illness outbreak

  • -A food borne illness is when two or more people get the same illness after eating the same food.

Who is affected by them?

  • -Elderly People, Infants and Preschoolers, Pregnant Women, and People with Cancer or on Chemotherapy, and other people that have a weak immune system.

How are people affected?

  • -People can lose billions of dollars each year and one outbreak can cost an operation thousands of dollars and might even force it to close.
  • People get affected due to allergens such as dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, soy and more.

Why are people affected?

  • Bacteria that has been transferred to and/or from foods.
  • Accidental and purposeful contamination of food. Also, competitors, vendors, former employees, or terrorists might try to tamper with your food.

What do we have in place to prevent them?

  • -We have regulations and rules put in place by government agencies such as the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) put in place in order to prevent sickness.



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