food-borne disease


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food-borne disease

[¦füd ¦bȯrn di′zēz]
(medicine)
Any disease transmitted by contaminated foods.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Apart from food contamination caused by poor hygiene and mishandling, other causes of food-borne diseases in the region include exposure to the elements as in the case of street food, and fresh produce that are left out for hours in open-air markets and hot climates.
In an age when companies envision drone pizza delivery and hamburgers prepared by robots, why is it so hard to locate the source of food-borne diseases like this one?
Food-borne diseases impede socioeconomic development by straining healthcare systems and harming national economies, tourism and trade
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The Center for Science in the Public Interest applauded the bipartisan FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, which it said would help refocus the Food and Drug Administration on preventing, rather than just reacting to, food-borne disease outbreaks.The bill would require domestic and foreign food companies to assess potential hazards, develop food safety plans, and take steps to prevent contaminated foods from being marketed.
Of the other main food-borne disease, rates of listeria dropped by 4.5% while campylobacter dipped 0.3%.
We report an outbreak of food-borne disease among schoolteachers at Rob Ferreira High School in White River, Mpumalanga, in December 2006, which occurred after eating food prepared by the school kitchen.
An EFSA report noted: "Chicken meat from broilers is linked to many food poisoning cases of salmonella in Europe." It was the second most reported cause of food-borne disease in humans in Europe with 176,395 people suffering from infections in 2005, (approximately 38 people in every 100,000).

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