Most Common Causes of Food Poisoning

Published 06/03 2014 04:02PM

Updated 06/03 2014 04:04PM

About 29,000 people got sick and 68 died in 2011 and 2012, according to the  latest figures released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The agency attributed 41-percent of the outbreaks to the norovirus,  and about a third to salmonella. The CDC linked  sit-down restaurants to more than half of the outbreaks  traced to a single food preparation site.

The most common single food categories implicated were fish, vegetables such as lettuce, and unpasteurized  dairy  .

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