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420K Deaths Attributable To Food Borne Illnesses Annually, WHO Says In First-Ever Report On Issue

Reuters: WHO calls for fighting food borne diseases that can be deadly
“At least 600 million people, or one in 10 worldwide, fall ill from contaminated food each year and 420,000 die, many of them young children, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. Giving its first global estimates of preventable food borne diseases, a WHO report called on governments and industry to improve inspections and control of the food chain from the fields and farmyard to the factory and the plate…” (Nebehay, 12/3).

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