Every minute 44 people fall sick from eating contaminated food, according to the World Health Organization.

More than 23 million become ill and an estimated 4,700 die per year, according to data for the WHO’s European Region in a report based on 2010 figures and presented ahead of the first World Food Safety Day June 7. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are sponsoring World Food Safety Day and intend to make it an annual event.

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