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List of foodborne illness outbreaks

This is a list of foodborne illness outbreaks. A foodborne illness may be from an infectious disease, heavy metals, chemical contamination, or from natural toxins, such as those found in poisonous mushrooms.

Deadliest

Canada

China

Germany

Japan

Spain

United Kingdom

United States

In 1999, an estimated 5,000 deaths, 325,000 hospitalizations, and 76 million illnesses were caused by foodborne illnesses within the US.[1] Illness outbreaks lead to food recalls.

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