Foodborne Disease

Recent News

Aug 15, 2014

Foodborne Disease Scan for Aug 15, 2014

Salmonella in England
Social media and foodborne disease
Aug 14, 2014

USDA vows to speed tracing of tainted ground beef

The plan will speed up the hunt for the source when ground beef is tainted with E coli O157:H7.

Aug 14, 2014

Food Outbreak Scan for Aug 14, 2014

More Cyclospora cases
Chia Salmonella outbreak over
Aug 11, 2014

News Scan for Aug 11, 2014

Another chikungunya spike
MERS case in Saudi Arabia
Salmonella from baby poultry
Polio vaccination in Iraq
Aug 05, 2014

News Scan for Aug 05, 2014

MERS surveillance in England
Foodborne disease outbreak data
Aug 04, 2014

News Scan for Aug 04, 2014

Panel extends polio emergency
End of E coli sproutbreak
Flu vaccine effectiveness
Aug 01, 2014

USDA launches long-debated poultry inspection changes

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

Aug 01, 2014

Food Safety Scan for Aug 01, 2014

Resistant Salmonella in meat, poultry
Foster Farms Salmonella outbreak over
Jul 29, 2014

Multistate Cyclospora spike tops 200 cases

Six more states reported Cyclospora cases in the past week, and health officials are still seeking a common food source.

Jul 25, 2014

News Scan for Jul 25, 2014

Feed antibiotics ruling
US-Mexico produce safety
MERS and bioterrorism?
Global hepatitis battle

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

AAP. Consumption of raw or unpasteurized milk and milk products by pregnant women and children. Pediatrics 2013 (published online Dec 16)

Bhattacharya SK, Sur D, Ali M, et al. 5 year efficacy of bivalent killed whole-cell oral cholera vaccine in Kolkata, India: a cluster-randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet Infect Dis 2013 (published online Oct 18)

Bogard AK, Fuller CC, Radke V, et al. Ground beef handling and cooking practices in restaurants in eight states. J Food Prot 2013 Dec;76(12):2132-40

Brown LG, Khargonekar S, Bushnell L, et al. Frequency of inadequate chicken cross-contamination prevention and cooking practices in restaurants. J Food Prot 2013 Dec;76(12):2141-5

Carpenter RL, Green AL, Norton DM, et al. Food worker experiences with and beliefs about working while ill. J Food Prot 2013 Jan 2013;12(9):2146-54

CDC. Health department use of social media to identify foodborne illness — Chicago, Illinois, 2013-2014. MMWR 2014 Aug 15;63(32):681-5

CDC. Outbreaks of cyclosporiasis—United States, June-August 2013. (Notes from the field) MMWR 2013 Nov 1;62(43):862

CDC. Surveillance for waterborne disease outbreaks associated with drinking water and other nonrecreational water—United States, 2009-2010. MMWR 2013 Sep 6;62(35):714-20

CDC. Using online reviews by restaurant patrons to identify unreported cases of foodborne illness — New York City, 2012-2013. MMWR 2014 May 23;63(20):441-5

Coleman E, Delea K, Everstine K, et al. Handling practices of fresh leafy greens in restaurants: receiving and training. J Food Prot 2013 Dec;76(12):2126-31

Crim SM, Iwamoto M, Huang JY, et al. Incidence and trends of infection with pathogens transmitted commonly through food — Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, 10 U.S. sites, 2006-2013. MMWR 2014 Apr 18;63(15):328-32

ECDC. Antimicrobial resistance remains commonly detected in bacteria in humans, animals and food: EFSA-ECDC report. Mar 25, 2014

EFSA, ECDC. The European Union summary report on trends and sources of zoonoses, zoonotic agents and food-borne outbreaks in 2012. EFSA J;12(2):3547

Food Standards Agency (UK). Extension to the IID2 study: identifying the proportion of foodborne disease in the UK and attributing foodborne disease by food commodity. FSA 2014 Jun 26, 2014

GAO (US Government Accountability Office). Food safety: More disclosure and data needed to clarify impact of changes to poultry and hog inspections. GAO-13-775. Released Sep 5, 2013 (but dated Aug 22)

Gould HL, Rosenblum I, Nicholas D, et al. Contributing factors in restaurant-associated foodborne disease outbreaks, FoodNet sites, 2006 and 2007. J Food Prot 2013 Nov 1;11:1824-8

Harrison JA, Gaskin JW, Harrison MA, et al. Survey of food safety practices on small to medium-sized farms and in farmers markets. J Food Prot 2013 Nov 1;11:1889-93

Imanishi M, Manikonda K, Murthy BP, et al. Factors contributing to decline in foodborne disease outbreak reports, United States. Emerg Infect Dis 2014 (published online Aug 4)

Lee SC, Billmyre RB, Li A, et al. Analysis of a food-borne fungal pathogen outbreak: virulence and genome of a Mucor circinelloides isolate from yogurt. MBio 2014 Jul 8;5(4):e01390-14

Maunula L, Kaupke A, Vasickova P, et al. Tracing enteric viruses in the European berry fruit supply chain. Int J Food Microbiol 2013 (published online Sep 12)

Newton AE, Garrett N, Stroika SG, et al. Increase in Vibrio parahaemolyticus infections associated with consumption of Atlantic Coast shellfish — 2013. MMWR 2014 Apr 18;63(15):335-6

Robinson TJ, Scheftel JM, Smith KE. Raw milk consumption among patients with non-outbreak-related enteric infections, Minnesota, USA, 2001-2010. Emerg Infect Dis 2013 (published online Dec 17)

Snyder HL, Niebuhr SE, Dickson JS. Transfer of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from retail pork products onto food contact surfaces and the potential for consumer exposure. J Food Prot Jan 2013;12(6):2087-92

Van Doren JM, Neil KP, Parish M, et al.  Foodborne illness outbreaks from microbial contaminants in spices, 1973–2010. Food Micro Volume 36, Issue 2, December 2013, pages 456-64

Veldman K, Kant A, Dierkx C, et al. Enterobacteriaceae resistant to third-generation cephalosporins and quinolones in fresh culinary herbs imported from Southeast Asia. Int J Food Microbiol 2014 (published online Feb 24)

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