Food Biosecurity

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Jun 23, 2017

News Scan for Jun 23, 2017

Zika and dengue immunity
Avian flu in Taiwan, Finland
Beef import ban
May 26, 2016

News Scan for May 26, 2016

Last FMSA rule final
H7N9 case in China
Strep in pregnant women
Pseudomonas phage therapy
Jul 10, 2012

FDA found food safety gaps in 40% of egg-farm inspections

(CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found violations of its egg safety rules on about 40% of the farms it inspected in 2011, but only about 3% of the problems were serious enough to call for FDA action, according to an agency report released yesterday.

Feb 14, 2012

Workshop: National biosurveillance system has long way to go

(CIDRAP News) – The goal of an integrated national biosurveillance system to detect threats to human and animal health, called for in a presidential directive in 2004, is still a long way from reality and faces complex obstacles, according to a workshop summary recently published by the Institute of Medicine (IOM).

Sep 14, 2011

US ag and food defense efforts criticized

(CIDRAP News) – Although no successful attacks on the US agriculture and food system have been reported in the past decade, the nation's efforts to defend the system came in for a barrage of criticism yesterday about a lack of coordination and various other shortcomings.

Aug 09, 2011

USDA offers new approach for tracing animal diseases

(CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) today proposed a new system to improve the tracing of diseased and at-risk livestock, aiming to replace a previous national animal identification program that met widespread opposition from livestock producers.

Apr 08, 2011

Federal shutdown would slow but not stop disease-control efforts

(CIDRAP News) – As the clock ticked toward a possible US government shutdown at midnight, federal officials said today that key activities to keep food safe and otherwise control infectious diseases would continue, albeit at reduced levels in many cases.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Bruni R, Taffon S, Equestre M, et al. Hepatitis a virus genotype and strains from an endemic area of Europe, Bulgaria 2012-2014. BMC Infect Dis 2017 Jul 6;17:497

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