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Food handler course: Preventing foodborne illnesses in the community


By Jasmine Carbajal

Montana State University Hill County Extension FCS/4H Agent

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the lead coordinator between public health partners to detect foodborne illness outbreaks. According to their 2015 Surveillance for Foodborne Disease Outbreaks report, foodborne diseases due to known pathogens are estimated to cause 9.4 million illnesses each year in the United Sates. In 2015, there were 902 foodborne disease outbreaks reported in the nation that resulted in 15,202 illnesses, 950 hospitalizations, 15 deaths and 20 food product recalls. It is vit...

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