Faces of Foodborne Illness

Faces of Foodborne Illness

Foodborne pathogens such as SalmonellaE. coli, and Listeria infect millions of Americans each year, causing lasting health problems for many. The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention estimates that of the 48 million people stricken annually by foodborne illnesses, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die. 

In the videos and other resources collected below, families affected by foodborne diseases share their personal stories of suffering and loss.

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Data-driven policymaking is not just a tool for finding new solutions for emerging challenges, it makes government more effective and better able to serve the public interest. In the coming months, President Joe Biden and the 117th Congress will tackle a number of environmental, health, public safety, and fiscal and economic issues—nearly all of them complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. To help solve specific, systemic problems in a nonpartisan fashion, Pew has compiled a series of briefings and recommendations based on our research, technical assistance, and advocacy work across America.