Could Be Something You Ate says K-State

Everyone’s been there. You go out to eat at a new restaurant, only to be bedridden by the time you’re home. Food poisoning. At that point, people usually aren’t concerned with contacting the restaurant or Department of Health as they are about feeling better. It’s human nature. However, now there’s an app that is hoping to change the trend of apathy. As explained by Karen Blakeslee, a food scientist for Kansas State Research and Extension, the new app tracked down 468 cases of foodborne illness. Yet, only 3 percent of the incidents tracked by the app were ever reported to health agencies. This project emphasizes the need for implementing crowd-sourced information to limit the instances of food poisoning.

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