9.3  Classification of foodborne diseases

Foodborne diseases are usually classified on the basis of whatever causes them. Accordingly they are divided into two broad categories: food poisoning and food infections. Each of these categories is further subdivided on the basis of different types of causative agent (see Figure 9.1). We will discuss each of them in turn.

Classification of foodborne diseases
Figure 9.1  Classification of foodborne diseases.

9.2  Transmission of foodborne diseases

9.3.1  Food poisoning