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View Resource American Medical Association: Diagnosis and Management of Foodborne Illnesses: A Primer for Physicians and Other Health Care Professionals

According to the American Medical Association, an estimated 76 million people get sick from food borne illnesses annually. It is no wonder than, that this free food borne illnesses primer has been so popular among physicians and other health care professionals. The primer was developed collaboratively by the American Medical Association and four other national organizations, and "is intended to...

View Resource Gateway to Government Food Safety Information

Given all the recent concern about different foodborne pathogens in the news and on television, this site (sponsored by the US federal government) will help answer a variety of questions that consumers and persons in the food industry may have about any number of related topics. For consumers with questions about preparing food and purchasing food from the supermarket, the site has a very helpful...

View Resource Foodborne Illness and Contaminants

This is a good overview site on food safety for the general public with advice on how to keep and handle food safely at home and with many links to related government sites. Escherichia coli refers to a diverse family of hundreds of bacteria, many of which are permanent residents of human intestines, serving a beneficial purpose in digestion. The potentially deadly strain that has received...

View Resource The Bad Bug Book: Foodborne Pathogenic Microorganisms and Natural Toxins Handbook

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition has put together a handbook that provides basic facts about food-borne pathogenic microorganisms and natural toxins. The handbook contains information on bacteria, viruses, parasites and natural toxins such as those linked to mushrooms, shellfish, honey, and red kidney beans (yes, kidney beans). Basic facts...

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