How common are foodborne illnesses? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

According to national statistics, 48 million people get sick every year from foodborne illnesses. Almost 130,000 of those victims end up hospitalized and approximately 3,000 victims die from the illnesses. A victim can catch a foodborne illness from food purchased at a restaurant or in grocery stores. The elderly, children, pregnant women, and people suffering from medical conditions often have difficulty fighting the illness.