Some thoughts about food-borne diseases


Claudio Marcelo Zotta


The food-borne diseases - FBD (defined as any syndrome - signs and symptoms - caused by ingestion of food or food
ingredients, spices, beverages or water containing etiologic agents in such quantities that affect consumer health, individually or group of people) constitute a serious global problem in public health.
Unhealthy foods ill each year at least two billion people, and can cause death. Although some countries have made great
strides in controlling, the disease burden associated with food globally that number is growing. Threats of pollution
affecting the food consumed may come from the places where crops are growing or animals are raised and ascend along
the chain to the manner in which they are produced, plus the fact many people lack clean water for consumption, which
represents a high risk factor for the presentation of gastroenteric diseases.