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Food Poisoning (Foodborne Illness)

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Food poisoning is estimated to affect over 4,000,000 Australians every year, resulting in about 31,000 hospitalisations and 86 deaths annually. Despite these alarming statistics, many cases of food poisoning are actually easily preventable.

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Foodborne illness, colloquially known as food poisoning, is an umbrella term describing the range of illnesses that can occur after ingesting contaminated foods and drinks. Food poisoning occurs when an individual consumes food containing harmful viruses, bacteria or toxins and consequently becomes unwell.

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