What are the most common foodborne illnesses and how can they be prevented?

The chart represents the top five foodborne pathogens. Most foodborne pathogens can be transmitted not only by food, but also environmental sources like surfaces or water, and would be less of an issue if basic sanitary measures (like hand-washing) and proper food handling, storage and preparation steps were followed. The chart below represents the top five foodborne pathogens:
 

Pathogen

Estimated number of illnesses

Norovirus

5,461,731

Salmonella, nontyphoidal

1,027,561

Clostridium perfringens

965,958

Campylobacter spp.

845,024

Staphylococcus aureus

241,148

http://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/facts.html#mostcommon

USFRA Point of View

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