Foodborne Disease

Recent News

May 23, 2017

News Scan for May 23, 2017

43 Ebola cases in DRC
Liberia meningococcus outbreak
H7N9 clusters in China
Parents who don't vaccinate
Botulism in nacho cheese
May 18, 2017
Crypto pool

CDC notes rise in pool-related Crypto reports

Experts said reason for the rise isn't clear, but could reflect better surveillance and testing.

May 04, 2017

News Scan for May 04, 2017

Avian flu outbreaks
Soy nut E coli outbreak
Biosynthetic penicillin
Measles vaccination in Africa
Meningitis in Nigeria
May 03, 2017

News Scan for May 03, 2017

Saudi MERS case
Fast Zika test
H9N2-H1N1 reassortment
Raw cheese and Listeria
May 02, 2017
US Treasury Department

US budget plan includes support for readiness, research, response

The plan includes a $2.8 billion boost to HHS but cuts to global health.

Apr 26, 2017

News Scan for Apr 26, 2017

Raw milk burden
Saudi MERS case
H9N2 case in China
New polio vaccine
Chikungunya in Pakistan
Apr 20, 2017
Salmonella culture in Petri dish

Salmonella, Campylobacter top foodborne culprits in 2016

New lab tests make it difficult to compare year-to-year FoodNet data, the CDC says.

Apr 10, 2017
Little brown bat

Packaged salad contained bat, possible rabies exposure

Two people who bought the salad have been treated as a precaution, but the CDC says rabies risk is low.

Mar 31, 2017

News Scan for Mar 31, 2017

Antibiotic tax credit
Zika vaccine trial advances
FDA shutters nut butter maker
Mar 30, 2017

News Scan for Mar 30, 2017

Brazil microcephaly patterns
MERS in African camels
More E coli cases
Dengue vaccine trial
HPV vaccine in pregnancy
Somalia cholera outbreak

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Boss R, Overesch G, Baumgartner A. Antimicrobial resistance of Escherichia coli, Enterococci, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Staphylococcus aureus from raw fish and seafood imported into Switzerland. J Food Prot 2016 Jul;79(7):1240-6

Costard S, Espejo L, Groenendaal H, et al. Outbreak-related disease burden associated with consumption of unpasteurized cow's milk and cheese, United States, 2009-2014. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Apr 25)

Dewey-Mattia D, Roberts VA, Vieira A, et al. Foodborne (1973-2013) and waterborne (1971-2013) disease outbreaks United States. MMWR 2016 Oct 14;63(55):79-83

Ebel ED, Williams MS, Cole D, et al. Comparing characteristics of sporadic and outbreak-associated foodborne illnesses, United States, 2004-2011. Emerg Infect Dis 2016 (published Jun 14)

FDA Office of Compliance, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. FY 2014-2016 microbiological sampling assignment summary report: raw milk cheese aged 60 days. Jul 21, 2016

FDA. Compliance with and recommendations for implementation of the Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption for Sprout Operations: draft guidance for industry; availability. Fed Regist 2017 Jan 23

GAO. FDA's efforts to evaluate and respond to business concerns regarding the produce rule. GAO-17-98R. Nov 28, 2016

GAO. Food safety: a national strategy is needed to address fragmentation in federal oversight. GAO-17-74. Feb 13, 2017

Garnett ES, Gretsch SR, Null C, et al. Consumer response to gastrointestinal illness perceived to originate from food service facilities. J Food Prot 2016 Oct;79(10):1717-24

Gould LH, Kline J, Monahan C, et al. Outbreaks of disease associated with food imported into the United States, 1996-2014. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Feb 15)

Harvey RR, Zakhour CM, Gould LH. Foodborne disease outbreaks associated with organic foods in the United States. J Food Prot 2016 Nov;11:1953-8

Karumathil DP, Yin HB, Kollanoor-Johny A, et al. Prevalence of multidrug-resistant bacteria on fresh vegetables collected from farmers' markets in Connecticut. J Food Prot 2016 Aug;79(8):1446-51

Kilonzo-Nthenge A, Nahashon SN, Godwin S, et al. Prevalence and antimicrobial resistance of Enterobacteriaceae in shell eggs from small-scale poultry farms and farmers' markets. J Food Prot 2016 Dec;12:2031-7

Levine K, Chaifetz A, Chapman B. Evaluating food safety risk messages in popular cookbooks. Br Food J 2017 Mar 20;119(5)

Marder EP, Cieslak PR, Cronquist AB, et al. Incidence and trends of infections with pathogens transmitted commonly through food and the effect of increasing use of culture-independent diagnostic tests on surveillance — Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, 10 U.S. sites, 2013-2016. MMWR 2017 Apr 21;66(15):397-403

Maughan C, Chambers E IV, Godwin S, et al. Food handling behaviors observed in consumers when cooking poultry and eggs. J Food Prot 2016 Jun;79(6):970-7

Pavio N, Laval M, Maestrini O, et al. Possible foodborne transmission of hepatitis E virus from domestic pigs and wild boars from Corsica. (Letter) Emerg Infect Dis 2016 (published online Jul 20)

Pew Charitable Trusts. Emerging pathogens in meat and poultry. Sep 13, 2016

Rinsky JL, Berl E, Greene V, et al. Clostridium perfringens gastroenteritis outbreak associated with a catered lunch — North Carolina, November 2015. (Notes from the field) MMWR 2016 Nov 25;65(46):1300-1

Schjorring S, Niskanen T, Torpdahl M, et al. Evaluation of molecular typing of foodborne pathogens in European reference laboratories from 2012 to 2013. Euro Surveill 2016 Dec 15;21(50):pii=30429

Small CL, Xing L, McPhee JB, et al. Acute infectious gastroenteritis potentiates a Crohn’s disease pathobiont to fuel ongoing inflammation in the post-infectious period. PLoS Pathog 2016 Oct 6;12(10):e1005907

Soderqvist K, Thisted Lambertz S, Vagsholm I, et al. Foodborne bacterial pathogens in retail prepacked read-to-eat mixed ingredient salads. J Food Prot 2016 Jun;79(6):978-85

Viator CL, Cates SC, Karns SA, et al. Food safety practices in the egg products industry. J Food Prot 2016 Jul;79(7):1210-5

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