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Thirty foodborne disease microbiologists from 16 members states of the Eastern Mediterranean region of the World Health Organization (WHO) are taking part in the Laboratory Data Analysis regional workshop set for countries of the PULSNET Middle East Foodborne Disease Surveillance Network.
Foodborne pathogens remain a significant risk to U.S.
About 225,000 people in the Asia-Pacific region - including the Philippines - die every year due to foodborne illnesses, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warned on Friday.
 How can Henry Avocado - and all other food distributors hit with a foodborne illness outbreak - be more transparent with consumers while also reducing their own potential losses?
Spring is a good time to review your food safety practices and incorporate some new healthy habits into your daily routine," says Deirdre Schlunegger, CEO of Stop Foodborne Illness, a national, nonprofit, public health organization dedicated to preventing illness and death from foodborne pathogens.
Over the past two decades, he has worked at several research and clinical laboratories in Australia and the United States of America, with focuses on molecular characterization and virulence determination of microbial pathogens (e.g., ovine footrot bacterium, dermatophyte fungi and foodborne listeria) and more recently on the development of nucleic acid-based quality assurance models for security sensitive and emerging viral pathogens.
"Foodborne illnesses are common, costly and land thousands of Americans in emergency rooms every year.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates every year in the U.S that approximately 48 million people come down with a foodborne illness, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die.
According to STOP Foodborne Illness - a national nonprofit public health organization dedicated to the prevention of illness and death - you should follow these suggestions for packing your children's lunches to prevent foodborne illnesses:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers guidance for health care professionals on reporting foodborne illnesses.
PURE Bioscience responded to the current widespread foodborne illness outbreak associated with romaine lettuce.