Foodborne Disease

Recent News

Jan 15, 2019
FDA food inspector

FDA restarts food inspections, mainly with furloughed workers

About 400 staffers have returned from furlough, 150 of them for food inspections.

Jan 14, 2019

News Scan for Jan 14, 2019

More acute flaccid myelitis
Cake mix Salmonella probe over
URIs, sinusitis in children
Lone star ticks' female affinity
Severe flu outcomes
Avian flu outbreaks
Jan 10, 2019

News Scan for Jan 10, 2019

Shutdown and food inspections
E coli outbreak probe over
Consecutive-year flu vaccine and protection
Jan 03, 2019

News Scan for Jan 03, 2019

Federal shutdown impact
Flaccid myelitis in Argentina
New Trump science adviser
Surprises about Yemen cholera
Dec 26, 2018

News Scan for Dec 26, 2018

More AFM cases
MERS case in Saudi Arabia
Turkey-linked Salmonella developments
Dec 17, 2018

News Scan for Dec 17, 2018

More acute flaccid myelitis cases
Romaine grower produce recall
US flu vaccine uptake
Quadrivalent flu vaccine in kids
Mumps in Australia
Dec 13, 2018
Romaine lettuce in a bowl

Romaine E coli probe leads to Santa Barbara County farm

As the outbreak grows to 59 cases, officials puzzle over why romaine and not other lettuce was tainted.

Dec 13, 2018

News Scan for Dec 13, 2018

Measles clusters in NY, NJ
New Saudi MERS case
Foodborne disease in Europe
Dengue vaccine collaboration
Dec 12, 2018

News Scan for Dec 12, 2018

More ground beef Salmonella
Cat-to-human SFTS
Zika health problems in babies
Saudi MERS case
H5N8 in Iranian poultry
Diagnostics and readiness
Dec 10, 2018

News Scan for Dec 10, 2018

Record acute flaccid myelitis cases
Salmonella in kosher chicken
Imported US measles
Flu and heart failure
Just-in-time vaccine production

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)

Beach C. Fingerprints don't lie: experts say 2018 outbreak stats reflect value of WGS. Food Safety News 2018 Dec 28

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

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

Chen Y, Wen Y, Song J, et al. The correlation between family food handling behaviors and foodborne acute gastroenteritis: a community-oriented, population-based survey in Anhui, China. BMC Public Health 2018 Nov 26;18:1290

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

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

ECDC. The European Union summary report on trends and sources of zoonoses, zoonotic agents and food-borne outbreaks in 2017. Surveillance Report 2018 (published online Dec 12)

EFSA BIOHAZ Panel, Koutsoumanis K, Allende A, et al. Public health risks associated with food-borne parasites. EFSA J 2018 Dec;54;16(12):5495

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: 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

Jeffs E, Williman J, Martin N, et al. The epidemiology of non-viral gastroenteritis in New Zealand children from 1997 to 2015: an observational study. BMC Public Health 2019 Jan 5;19:18

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

Marquez L, Koy TH, Baker CR, et al. Foodborne illness outbreak due to Staphylococcus aureus among hospital staff following hurricane Harvey. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018 (published online Nov 6)

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

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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