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2009-11-12 05:40:00

Millions of people die every year from both bugs and toxins that they consume, says a new World Health Organization survey that outlines how food-borne diseases are far worse than the U.N. agency thought. The study cites hazardous food causes about 2 million deaths annually in Southeast Asia and Africa, which is three times the amount that WHO had originally estimated. "It is a picture that we have never had before," WHO Food Safety Director Jorgen Schlundt told Reuters. "We now have...

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2008-11-20 13:25:00

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported Thursday that the number of foodborne diseases seem to be on the rise in both wealthy and poor nations. Jorgen Schlundt, director of food safety at the WHO, said additional research is needed to assess how much illness and death is caused by contaminated food, such as tainted milk in China that sickened thousands and a U.S. outbreak of salmonella that sickened 1,400 people. During a meeting of experts, Schlundt said 30 percent of new infectious...


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