• 3,000 deaths
• 1 in every 6 Americans get sick (that’s 48 million people)
• 128,000 hospitalizations
These yearly estimates are provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in reference to the foodborne illnesses in the Unites States. The unfortunate part is that they were all preventable and, to make matters worse, a recent study suggests that foodborne illnesses will continue to take a toll on public health.