Every other person has experienced food borne
illness by consuming unhealthy food once in a life.
If there is food borne
and airborne, there is also waterborne botulism.
Food hygiene is a global issue and it is known fact that food borne
diseases are not only directly responsible for human diseases and deaths but also affecting country's economy by increasing health care expenditure both in public and private sector hospitals.1,2Food borne illnesses whether caused by a toxin or infection are related to intake of food.3
The rising disposable income has led to increase in food consumption which has boosted the market for the food testing, largely due to concerns regarding outbreaks of food borne
diseases such as microbial contamination, toxic chemicals, pesticides, etc.
Rainy areas and poor and congested localities are at greater risk of having epidemics of water and food borne
If you look at data, incidences of food borne
illnesses are 10-20 per cent higher in winter compared to peak summer.
Shareef, who released the Food Safety Report 2011 this week, said the department found food borne
illnesses were caused by a lack of hygiene, mostly in case of households.
The app shows close-ups of the different types of germs that cause common food borne
illnesses and offers facts and tips on hand-washing techniques and food borne
"While shorter lunch hours may result in getting more accomplished, they could also be causing workers to log additional sick days, as desktops hide bacteria that can lead to food borne
illness," she said.
The outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis, which differs from pathogens associated with the European outbreak of food borne
illnesses earlier this month where at least 47 people have died and 4,000 sickened with E.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have done a decent job of keeping the vast majority of Americans safe from food borne
illnesses, but several recent cases of contamination have put the spotlight on what more we can do to protect ourselves from unwittingly consuming harmful bacteria, parasites, viruses and toxins that could be lurking on our dinner plates.