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Faces of Foodborne Illness

Personal stories from foodborne illness victims.

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  • Emerging Foodborne Risks

    Understand why new pathogens emerge and how to best respond. This infographic is associated with a new report from The Pew Charitable Trusts, “Emerging Pathogens in Meat and Poultry." Read More

  • Contaminated Food Poses Severe Risk for People With Weakened Immune Systems

    Food contaminated with harmful bacteria can make anyone gravely ill, but people with compromised immune systems are particularly susceptible to contracting serious foodborne diseases. Ingesting even small amounts of harmful bacteria, parasites, or viruses can lead to life-threatening infections for Americans with cancer, diabetes, and other conditions that suppress immune response. Read More

  • Deficiencies in National Residue Program Oversight

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Residue Program (NRP) monitors veterinary drugs and other chemical compounds in the U.S. meat and poultry supply, but needs greater scientific rigor and transparency to effectively address public health risks. Below are four deficiencies in the program that could threaten Americans’ health and must be addressed. Read More

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