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Foodborne Illness

Foodborne disease caused by consuming contaminated foods or beverages. [NALT]

A foodborne disease (FBD) can be defined as a disease commonly transmitted through ingested food. FBDs comprise a broad group of illnesses, and may be caused by microbial pathogens, parasites, chemical contaminants and biotoxins. [AGROVOC]

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Toxic substance of fungal origin, e.g. aflatoxin. [AGROVOC]

Salmonella (Salmonellosis)

Salmonellosis is an infection with bacteria of the genus Salmonella.


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