Foodborne Illness - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Foodborne Illness

Foodborne illness is caused by consuming food or beverages that are contaminated by disease-causing microbes (pathogens). Of note many foodborne pathogens also can be acquired through recreational or drinking water, from contact with animals or their environment, or through person-to-person spread.

Updated Thursday, 14-Feb-2019 16:54:44 CST