Food poisoning occurs when you eat or drink food or water that is contaminated with certain viruses or bacteria. In some cases, you can become sick by contacting an infected person or animal.
According to The Food and Drug Administration, there are about 48 million cases of foodborne illnesses reported annually. This leads to 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths. In fact, 1 in 6 Americans suffer from food poisoning each year.