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Overview of Foodborne Disease

  • Foodborne illness is common but largely preventable.

  • An estimated 2.2 million cases of foodborne illness occur annually in Canada.

  • The actual number of cases of foodborne disease, particularly those considered to be enteric illnesses (affecting the stomach and intestines), is underreported.
  Chapter One - Overview of Foodborne Disease (PDF file 495 KB)

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