The recently published (November 2021) UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) report ranked the foodborne pathogens in order of their detrimental effect on UK society.
Thirteen major foodborne pathogens were included:
- Bacteria Campylobacter, Clostridium perfringens, E. coli O157, Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella and Shigella
- Parasites Cryptosporidium and Giardia
- Five viruses including Norovirus
The report concluded by ranking the pathogens as High, Medium, or Low, in order of their significance.