Listeria monocytogenes 499
Salmonella, nontyphoidal 553
Yersinia enterocolitica 1,297
Escherichia coli O157:H7 52
Botulism, foodborne 4
Also, I now have a plum tree in my yard with what looks like a metric ton of ripe fruit on it so what the heck else am I going to do? Throw out hundreds of dollars of organic, local plums? What a crime that would be.
"In the United States, foodborne diseases have been estimated to cause 6 million to 81 million illnesses and up to 9,000 deaths each year"
In the lower 49 states, a noncommercial food item was implicated in 70 (91%) events, most commonly home-canned vegetables (44%).
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