Foodborne illness comes from eating food that is contaminated by harmful bacteria or other pathogens. Below is a list of common pathogens and bacterial causes of food borne illness.
Q and A from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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.