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Summary on causative agents for food poisoning outbreaks in 2000

   Months    Causative Agents
Bacteria Chemicals + Biotoxins Others* Total
Outbreaks Persons affected Outbreaks Persons affected Outbreaks Persons affected Outbreaks Persons affected Outbreaks Persons affected
Jan - Mar 80 266 3 7 10 25 22 110 115 408
Apr - Jun 97 376 7 13 11 34 11 61 126 484
Jul - Sep 189 949 11 19 16 34 14 30 230 1032
Oct - Dec 93 375 34 81 5 17 15 55 147 528
Total 459 1966 55 120 42 110 62 256 618 2452

Notes :
* Others include agents other than bacteria, chemicals and biotoxins and unknown agents.
+ Include 37 confirmed clenbuterol food poisoning outbreaks affecting 85 persons and 3 confirmed outbreak related to consumption of pesticide-tainted vegetables affecting 8 persons.

Remark :
Figures include both confirmed and suspected outbreaks.


 

 

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