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.


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