Chapter 19 - Chapter 19 More than 600 FDA inspectors...

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Chapter 19 More than 600 FDA inspectors process more than 15 million shipments from more than 300,000 manufacturers representing more than 230 countries. The CDC estimates that 76 million people experience illness each year in the U.S. For some 5000 people each year, the symptoms can be so severe as to cause death. Because death can occur within 24 hours of onset, botulism demands immediate medical attention. The most common food toxin is produced by Staphylococcus aureus, it affects more than 1 million people each year. An estimated 80% of reported food borne illnesses are caused by errors in a commercial setting, such as improper pasteurization of milk at large dairy. In the early 2000’s, a national food company had to recall more than 4 million pounds in poultry products after Listeria poisoning killed 7 people and made more than 50 others sick. In 2006 Escherichia coli outbreak due to contaminated fresh spinach, nearly 200 people became sick, and 2 elderly women and a 2-year old boy died before consumers got the FDA message out not to eat fresh spinach. In 2009, Salmonellaa was found in peanut butter that has been used in more than 2100
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Chapter 19 - Chapter 19 More than 600 FDA inspectors...

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