Food Poisoning In Small Restaurants Is Big Issue
July 30, 2010
Food poisoning outbreaks sourced from small restaurants, caterers, and home-prepared foods have been underreported for many years. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC recently released a study that documented 7,921 outbreaks involving food prepared in a restaurant/deli 101,907 illnesses, 3,309 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths as well as 833 outbreaks involving food prepared by a caterer 29,738 illnesses, 345 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths. Food prepared in a private home was responsible for 1,546 reported outbreaks 22,600 illnesses, 1395 hospitalizations, 21 deaths.