Foodborne Disease

Recent News

Nov 08, 2018
Raw whole turkey

Turkey-linked Salmonella outbreak total climbs to 164

So far 63 people have been hospitalized, and a patient in California has died.

Nov 08, 2018

News Scan for Nov 08, 2018

More Saudi MERS cases
Restaurant food safety
Nov 07, 2018

News Scan for Nov 07, 2018

Saudi MERS case
Cake mix Salmonella details
Cat-linked H7N2 flu infection
Nov 06, 2018

Food Safety Scan for Nov 06, 2018

FDA mandatory food-recall guidance
Cake mix Salmonella
Nov 02, 2018
romaine farm

FDA issues final report on E coli in Arizona-grown romaine

Investigators were't able to determine exactly how the water contaminated the lettuce, which may have occurred by irrigation or the dilution of chemical to protect crops.

Nov 01, 2018

News Scan for Nov 01, 2018

More adenovirus in NJ
Antibiotic prescribing in Ontario
H5N6 avian flu death
Farmer's market food safety
New York measles outbreak
US healthcare-related infections
Oct 26, 2018

News Scan for Oct 26, 2018

Polio in Pakistan, Nigeria
Egg Salmonella outbreak
Oct 25, 2018

News Scan for Oct 25, 2018

Four more DRC Ebola cases
FSMA produce guidance
Antibiotic overuse with RSV
Oct 24, 2018

News Scan for Oct 24, 2018

New DRC Ebola cases
Deadly NJ adenovirus outbreak
Hepatitis A vaccine in homeless
HPV vaccine messaging
Oct 23, 2018

News Scan for Oct 23, 2018

More Salmonella linked to beef
Dengue in Europe
Tularemia vaccine in rabbits

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Bartsch SM, Asti L, Nyathi S, et al. Estimated cost to a restaurant of a foodborne illness outbreak. Public Health Rep 2018 (published online Apr 15)

Benedict KM, Reses H, Vigar M, et al. Surveillance for waterborne disease outbreaks associated with drinking water — United States, 2013-2014. MMWR 2017 Nov 10;66(44):1216-21

Bennett SD, Sodha SV, Ayers TL, et al. Produce-associated foodborne disease outbreaks, USA, 1998-2013. Epidemiol Infect 2018 (published online Jun 20)

Bouwknegt M, Devleesschauwer B, Graham H, et al. Prioritisation of food-borne parasites in Europe, 2016. Euro Surveill 2018 May 1;23(9):pii=17-00161

Chau ML, Chen SL, Yap M, et al. Group B Streptococcus infections caused by improper sourcing and handling of fish for raw consumption, Singapore, 2015-2016. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Nov 15)

Chen FC, Godwin S, Green A, et al. Prevalence of Salmonella, Campylobacter, and Shiga toxin–producing Escherichia coli on the surfaces of raw poultry packages. J Food Protect 2018 Oct;81(10):1707-12

Cossaboom CM, Kharod GA, Salzer JS, et al. Brucella abortus vaccine strain RB51 infection and exposures associated with raw milk consumption — Wise County, Texas, 2017. (Notes from the field) MMWR 2018 Mar 9;67(9):286

DeFlorio-Barker S, Wing C, Jones RM, et al. Estimate of incidence and cost of recreational waterborne illness on United States surface waters. Environ Health 2018 Jan 9;17:3

Dewey-Mattia D, Manikonda K, Hall AJ, et al. Surveillance for foodborne disease outbreaks — United States, 2009-2015. MMWR 2018 67(10):1-11

ECDC. Shiga-toxin/verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC/VTEC) infection — Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016. Aug 6, 2018

Enkirch T, Eriksson R, Persson S, et al. Hepatitis A outbreak linked to imported frozen strawberries by sequencing, Sweden and Austria, June to September 2018. Euro Surveill 2018 Oct 11;23(41):pii=1800528

GAO. Food Safety: FDA continues to evaluate and respond to business concerns about the Produce Rule. GAO-18-85. Nov 27, 2017

GAO. Food Safety: USDA should take further action to reduce pathogens in meat and poultry products. GAO-18-272. Apr 18, 2018

Henao-Martinez AF, Olague N, Franco-Paredes C. Spontaneous Mycobacterium bolletti skin abscesses — an underrecognized zoonosis from raw bovine milk. Travel Med Infect Dis 2018 (published online Feb 1)

Highmore CJ, Warner JC, Rothwell SD, et al. Viable-but-nonculturable Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella enterica serovar Thompson induced by chlorine stress remain infectious. mBio 2018 Apr 17;9(2):e00540-18

Jones TF, Yackley J. Foodborne disease outbreaks in the United States: a historical overview. Foodborne Pathog Dis 2018 (published online Jan 1)

Kambhampati AK, Marsh ZA, Hlavsa MC, et al. Prevention and control of youth camp-associated acute gastroenteritis outbreaks. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc 2018 (published online Aug 2)

Li N, Wang Y, You C, et al. Variation in raw milk microbiota throughout 12 months and the impact of weather conditions. Sci Rep 2018 (published online Feb 5)

Li Y , Huang Y, Yang J, et al. Bacteria and poisonous plants were the primary causative hazards of foodborne disease outbreak: a seven-year survey from Guangxi, South China. BMC Public Health 2018 Apr 18;18:519

Marder EP, Griffin PM, Cieslak PR, et al. Preliminary incidence and trends of infections with pathogens transmitted commonly through food — Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, 10 U.S. sites, 2006-2017. MMWR 2018 Mar 23;67(11):324-8

McCrickard LS, Crim SM, Kim S, et al. Disparities in severe shigellosis among adults — Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, 2002-2014. BMC Public Health 2018 Feb 7;18:221

Moller FT, Molbak K, Ethelberg S. Analysis of consumer food purchase data used for outbreak investigations, a review. Euro Surveill 2018 Jun 14;23(24):pii=1700503

Mouchtouri VA, Verykouki E, Zamfir D, et al. Gastroenteritis outbreaks on cruise ships: contributing factors and thresholds for early outbreak detection. Euro Surveill 2017 Nov 9;22(45):pii=16-00576

Page ET. Trends in food recalls: 2004-13. EIB-191, USDA Economic Research Service, Apr 16, 2018

Pletz MW, Wollny A, Dobermann UH, et al. A nosocomial foodborne outbreak of a VIM carbapenemase-expressing Citrobacter freundii. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Jan 15)

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