Where Does Texas Rank in Foodborne Illnesses – a 10-Year Study
Food poisoning is the worst. There's really no way out of it except enduring the process. Only after that can you enjoy eating soup and crackers.
The Center for Science In the Public Interest conducted a 10-year study, which highlights and ranks each state in the United States for food-borne illness outbreaks. Succinctly titled, "The Country's Biggest Pukers," you can check out a map of each state's rank. Guess where Texas fell on that list?
Rest easy Texans because the lone star state is ranked No. 4 in the country - meaning it's one of the best places in the U.S. to avoid an outbreak.
Here are the stats:
- 1 unsolved outbreak per 187,476 people
- 1 reported outbreak per 165,982 people
- 157 total outbreaks reported in time frame
- 139 total outbreaks unsolved in same time frame
Categories for ranking includes:
- Unsolved food-borne outbreaks per capita
- Reported food-borne outbreaks per capita
- Total of reported food-borne outbreaks in given state
- Total of unolved food-borne outbreaks in given state
Over 10 years Texas has had 157 outbreaks reported and 18 of those were solved. The biggest instigator was Salmonella followed by Listeria and Norovirus.