Editors: Keith A. Lampel, Sufian Al-Khaldi, Susan Mary Cahill
Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2012
This edition of the Bad Bug Book provides current information about the major known agents that cause foodborne illness. Each chapter in this book is about a pathogen – a bacterium, virus, or parasite – or a natural toxin that can contaminate food and cause illness. The book contains scientific and technical information about the major pathogens that cause these kinds of illnesses. A separate “consumer box” in each chapter provides non-technical information, in everyday language. The boxes describe plainly what can make you sick and, more important, how to prevent it.