Food Safety Market Blog

A blog with articles related to food handler certification and education on food safety related issues.

Posts about foodborne illness:

Foodborne Bacteria Spotlight: Salmonella

Foodborne Bacteria Spotlight: Salmonella

Everything You Need to Know About Salmonella

One of the best ways to avoid contracting or spreading a foodborne illness is to educate yourself on what it is, what causes it, and how you can work to prevent it. Salmonella is one of the most common foodborne illnesses, affecting up to 1.2 million people worldwide each year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that salmonella causes about 450 deaths and 23,000 hospitalizations each year. Between 2009 to 2013, an average of 6,500 cases of salmonellosis were reported in Canada each year