Common Food-Borne Pathogens
Salmonella and Salmonella Poisoning
Salmonella bacteria are the cause of most cases of food poisoning in America. Read more about salmonella and the symptoms of salmonella poisoning.
Escherichia coli - "E. coli"
E. coli is a bacteria known for causing food poisoning via undercooked ground beef, as well as contaminated spinach and sprouts. Read more about E. coli.
Clostridium Botulinum, the bacteria that causes botulism, is one of the most toxic substances in the world. Read more about how to stay safe from botulism.
Clostridium perfringens is a bacteria that causes food poisoning, especially in cooked food that is kept warm in steam tables in cafeterias and buffets. Read more about Clostridium perfringens.
Campylobacter jejuni is a bacteria that causes the second most cases of food poisoning after Salmonella. Read more about Campylobacter jejuni.
Shigella and Shigellosis
Shigella is a type of bacteria that causes a form of food poisoning known as shigellosis. Read more about how to stay safe from Shigella poisoning.
Listeria monocytogenes is a foodborne bacteria that causes more food poisoning fatalities than any other, even Salmonella and E. coli.
Staphylococcus aureus, the bacteria that causes staph infections, is a frequent cause of food poisoning, generally due to improper food handling and hygiene.