Food Poisoning Can Be Prevented / Educational Video. This film, aimed at food factory employees, make its point about the food safety. Production Company: Gerald T Rogers Productions; Creative Commons license: Public Domain. Food poisoning is a common, usually mild, but sometimes deadly illness. Typical symptoms include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping, and diarrhea that occur suddenly (within 48 hours) after consuming a contaminated food or drink. Depending on the contaminant, fever and chills, bloody stools, dehydration, and nervous system damage may follow. These symptoms may affect one person or a group of people who ate the same thing (called an outbreak). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that in the United States, food poisoning causes about 76 million illnesses, 325000 hospitalizations, and up to 5000 deaths each year. One of the most common bacterial forms of infection, the salmonellae organisms, account for billion in medical costs and lost work time. Worldwide, diarrheal illnesses are among the leading causes of death. Travelers to developing countries often encounter food poisoning in the form of traveler’s diarrhea or “Montezumas revenge.” Additionally, there are possible new global threats to the world’s food supply through terrorist actions using food toxins as weapons. More than 250 known diseases can be transmitted through food. The CDC estimates unknown or undiscovered agents cause 81% of all food-borne illnesses and

5 Responses to “Food Poisoning Is Preventable / Educational Docudrama Film Video”

  1. agentz100

    those fricken idiots at the plants dont care about other people at all.

  2. wewii7

    im experiencing Food Poisoning right now and its so bad i really want to shoot myself. ** D X

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