There are approximately 76 million cases of food-related illness in the United that we have watched grow up.” States each year. There are also about 325,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths. Under-developed countries experience about one billion cases annually and four to six million deaths.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 97 percent of all cases of food-borne illness come from improper food handling. Most of these (79%) are from commercial establishments, while the other 21 percent originate in the home.