A germ called campylobacter most often found in eggs and raw milk, and sometimes in water and unwashed produce, is now more likely to give you food poisoning than salmonella—the number one cause for more than 20 years. Other dangerous bugs found in our food that made the list include listeria, shigella and E. Coli.
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The good news is that food poisoning cases overall are not getting any more common, but they aren't decreasing either. Around 1 in 6 Americans get sick from contaminated food get sick each year, a rate that has stayed the same in the past three years. The food poisoning report report tallied about 24,000 illnesses and 98 deaths in just 10 states – that might seem like a small sample, the CDC maintains that it’s a good indicator of nationwide trends. Around 3,000 people die every year from food poisoning across the country.