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Foodborne Illness and Disease

Foodborne Illness, General

Foodborne Illness: What Consumers Need to Know | PDF | En Español
Essential information about causes and prevention, and a table of common foodborne bacteria.

Foodborne Illness Peaks in Summer — Why? | PDF | En Español | En Español PDF
Learn the natural causes and the "people" causes for this seasonal upswing.


Botulism

Clostridium botulinum | PDF
Botulism is a life-threatening foodborne disease. This fact sheet answers questions about C. botulinum, the bacteria that causes botulism.

Botulism
Q and A on Clostridium botulinum from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (Browse CDC's entire list of frequently asked questions on foodborne diseases, pathogens and toxins).

Frozen, Fully-Cooked Products & Botulism
Important food safety advisory for consumers.


Campylobacter 

Campylobacter Questions & Answers | PDF | En Español | En Español PDF
How FSIS is addressing the problems of Campylobacter contamination on meat and poultry products; guidelines for safe food handling to prevent bacteria like Campylobacter from causing illness.

Campylobacter Frequently Asked Questions
Q and A from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


E. coli 

E. coli O157:H7 
News, risk assessment results, policy documents, and resources related to E. coli O157:H7.

Escherichia coli O157:H7 Frequently Asked Questions
Q and A from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Listeria 

Listeria monocytogenes
Listeria news, risk assessment results, policy documents, and resources.

Listeriosis Frequently Asked Questions
Q and A from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Listeriosis E-card (PDF Only) | Español PDF
A postcard that explain how to avoid listeriosis during pregnancy.

Protect Your Baby and Yourself From Listeriosis | PDF | En Español | En Español PDF
An easy-to-read, one-page fact sheet emphasizing safe food handling for a healthy pregnancy.


Molds, Toxins, Contaminants

Molds On Food: Are They Dangerous? | PDF | En Español | En Español PDF
Includes a chart, Moldy Food: When to Use, When to Discard. This information is helpful after an extended power outage or a flood.


Other Pathogens

Norovirus
Q and A from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Parasites & Foodborne Illness | PDF | En Español | En Español PDF
This Food Safety Focus looks at parasites that may be present in food or in water than can cause disease.

Yersiniosis and Chitterlings: Tips to Protect You and Those You Care for from Foodborne Illness | PDF | En Español | En Español PDF
Chitterlings (chitlins) can be contaminated with the bacteria Yersinia enterocolitica and other foodborne pathogens such as Salmonella, so it is important to handle this product safely.


Salmonella

Salmonella and Salmonellosis
News, risk assessment results, policy documents, and resources related to Salmonella.

Salmonella Questions & Answers | PDF | En Español | En Español PDF
This Backgrounder answers common questions about Salmonella and offers guidelines for safe food handling to prevent bacteria, such as Salmonella, from causing illness.

Salmonellosis
Q and A from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

Last Modified Jun 16, 2014