Food Safety & Recalls
According to the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 76 million cases of foodborne illnesses occur in the United States each year. This means that 1 in 4 americans are affected by foodborne illness each year. The majority of these cases are mild and cause symptoms for only a day or two. Some cases are more serious. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there are 325,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths related to foodborne illnesses each year. The most severe cases tend to occur in the very old, the very young, those who have a compromised immune system, and in healthy people exposed to a very high dose of an organism.
The North Central District Health Department's goal is to ensure food safety through education and inspection. Below you will find valuable information which will help prevent the contraction and spread of foodborne related illness and promote good public health practices.