Over 200 diseases or illnesses are caused by eating food contaminated with bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances such as heavy metals. This growing public health problem causes considerable socioeconomic impact through strains on healthcare systems, lost productivity and harming tourism and trade. These diseases contribute significantly to the global burden of disease and mortality.

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The Burden of Foodborne Disease in the UK 2018

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