Food Safety News has put together a list of the ten biggest foodborne illness outbreaks of this year.
The website’s editor notes that there was no shortage of foodborne illness events to choose from in 2013. Foodborne illness incidents that made the list were limited to those affecting supermarket items or restaurant food. Foodborne illness outbreaks associated with the Norovirus were not included in this year’s list.
Here are the top ten biggest foodborne illness outbreaks of 2013, according to Food Safety News.
- Cyclospora from salads and cilantro: 631 sick.
- Salmonella from Foster Farms chicken, 416 sick.
- Salmonella from dining at Firefly restaurant in Las Vegas, NV, 294 sick.
- Hepatitis A from Townsend Farms frozen organic berries, 162 sick
- Salmonella from Foster Farms chicken, 134 sick.
- E. coli O157:H7 from Federico’s Mexican Restaurant in Litchfield Park, AZ, 94 sick.
- Salmonella from imported cucumbers, 84 sick.
- E. coli O121 from frozen Farm Rich foods, 35 sick.
- Salmonella from Hacienda Don Villo in Channahon, IL, 35 sick.
- E. coli O157:H7 from Glass Onion chicken salads, 33 sick.
For more detail on this year’s biggest foodborne illness outbreaks, please visit Food Safety News.