Assignment 2 Food Sanitation Food Borne Illness

Assignment 2 Food Sanitation Food Borne Illness - During...

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During the early spring of 2008, a food borne illness began to sweep the United States. Within a matter of weeks, the Food and Drug Administration, along with the Center for Disease Control, determined salmonellosis food poisoning was the disease causing the panic. The illness was especially focused in the southwestern part of the United States, with the states of New Mexico and Texas being the hardest hit. The culprit of the food borne illness was determined to be a bacterium called salmonella, in particular the rare Saintpaul serotype of Salmonella enterica . The cause of the food borne illness was later discovered to be fresh jalapenos, peppers, and raw tomatoes. An article in the HealthDay section of USNews written by reporter Steven Reinberg chronicled the situation in early July. He stated in his article, “Since the outbreak began in April, 1,017 people in 41 states, the District of Columbia and Canada have fallen ill, and at least 203 people have been hospitalized. One death -- a Texas man in his 80s -- has been associated with the outbreak. Also, a man in his 60s who died in Texas from cancer had a Salmonella Saintpaul infection at the time of his death, the CDC reported Wednesday on its Web site (Reinberg, 2008)” What exactly is salmonellosis? The CDC reports, “Salmonellosis is an infection caused
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