The 5 Deadliest Food-Borne Illnesses - and How to Prevent Them

Listeria, the food-borne bacteria responsible for killing 21 people this week via contaminated cantaloupes, is just one of many types of bacteria contaminating the food supply. Here, the 5 deadliest types of food-borne bacteria and how to keep yourself and your family members safe.

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    08/21/2015 - 1:27 am | View Link
  • Deadliest U.S. Foodborne Illness Outbreaks
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    05/25/2016 - 9:07 pm | View Website
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    05/25/2016 - 7:13 pm | View Website
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    05/25/2016 - 7:05 pm | View Website
  • Foodborne illness
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    05/24/2016 - 4:15 pm | View Website
  • The decade's 10 biggest food-borne illness outbreaks
    Cantaloupe – Tainted cantaloupes have left 29 people dead in what has become the deadliest U.S. outbreak of a food-borne illness since the CDC started ...
    05/24/2016 - 4:12 am | View Website
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