Recent News

May 14, 2015

Foodborne illness report shows successes, challenges

E coli and some Salmonella infections dropped, but Campylobacter and Vibrio cases increased.

Apr 15, 2015

News Scan for Apr 15, 2015

Proposed DURC approach
Aerosol measles vaccine
Resistant foodborne microbes
H7N9 in China
Apr 07, 2015

News Scan for Apr 07, 2015

EV-D68 in Germany
Food safety on World Health Day
Feb 27, 2015

News Scan for Feb 27, 2015

Saudi MERS cases
New bornavirus in Europe
Resistant Salmonella, Campylobacter
Marburg virus inhibition
Feb 24, 2015

Feds roll out new way to analyze food outbreak data

US agencies reported on what they billed as an improved method for sifting food outbreak data.

Jan 22, 2015

News Scan for Jan 22, 2015

More Riyadh MERS cases
New poultry safety standards
Travel and drug-resistant bugs
Dec 10, 2014

News Scan for Dec 10, 2014

Outbreaks from raw milk up
Malaria mortality sinking
9-strain HPV vaccine
Neonate Legionnaires' death
Oct 21, 2014

Food Safety Scan for Oct 21, 2014

GAO poultry safety critique
Meat and poultry inspection report
Aug 01, 2014

USDA launches long-debated poultry inspection changes

The agency also establishes new steps to control Salmonella and Campylobacter in poultry.

Jul 02, 2014

Resistant foodborne bacteria: good news, bad news in 2012

Multidrug-resistant Salmonella has decreased and resistance to two important classes of antibiotics remains low, but resistance to the bacterium that causes typhoid fever is worrisome.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Bemis K, Marcus R, Hadler JL. Socioeconomic status and campylobacteriosis, Connecticut, USA, 1999-2009. (Letter) Emerg Infect Dis 2014 (published online Jun 12)

Humphrey S, Chaloner G, Kemmett K, et al. Campylobacter jejuni is not merely a commensal in commercial broiler chickens and affects bird welfare. MBio 2014 Jul 1;5(4):e01364-14

Keithlin J, Sergeant J, Thomas MK, et al. Systematic review and meta-analysis of the proportion of Campylobacter cases that develop chronic sequelae. BMC Public Health 2014 Nov 22;14:1203

Llarena AK, Huneau A, Hakkinen M, et al. Predominant Campylobacter jejuni sequence types persist in Finnish chicken production. PLoS One 2015 Feb 20;10(2):e0116585

Merialdi G, Giacometti F, Bardasi L, et al. Fecal shedding of thermophilic Campylobacter in a dairy herd producing raw milk for direct human consumption. J Food Prot 2015 Mar;78(3):579-84

Scott MK, Geissler A, Poissant T, et al. Campylobacteriosis outbreak associated with consuming undercooked chicken liver pate — Ohio and Oregon, December 2013-January 2014. (Notes from the field) MMWR 2015 Apr 17;64(14):399

UK Food Standards Agency. A microbiological survey of Campylobacter contamination in fresh whole UK produced chilled chickens at retail sale an interim report to cover Quarters 1 & 2. Dec 1, 2014

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