Preventing illnesses caused by food mishandling Metro ServiceLong-term prevention of foodborne illness outbreaks involves the cooperation of many people in the production chain. ■ Metro Service / Contributed Numerous foodborne illness outbreaks of salmonella and E. coli have occurred across the United States and Canada in 2018. Such outbreaks are not limited to North America. In May, more than 40 cases of hepatitis A were reported in six European Union countries, according to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control. When two or more people get the same illness from the same food or drink source, the event is called a foodborne disease outbreak, according to the Centers for Disease
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