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