Foodborne Disease

Recent News

Jul 19, 2017
Cow

USDA tests find atypical BSE in Alabama cow

Officials say atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy ("mad cow") was detected in an 11-year-old cow.

Jul 18, 2017
Cattle herd

Pew report identifies key farm, feedlot food safety steps

Recommendations focus on pre- and probiotics, countermeasures, and prevention steps.

Jul 17, 2017

News Scan for Jul 17, 2017

Cyclospora in Texas
Non-prudent abx use in Europe
MERS super spreader
Smallpox vaccine deal
Jul 14, 2017

News Scan for Jul 14, 2017

Minnesota measles case
Jamestown Canyon virus
UN funds for Haiti cholera support
Zika and chikungunya coinfection
USDA animal disease response plan
Jul 13, 2017

News Scan for Jul 13, 2017

Backyard poultry Salmonella outbreaks grow
Chikungunya in Bangladesh
Minnesota measles outbreak
Avian flu in Taiwan, Belgium
Jul 12, 2017

News Scan for Jul 12, 2017

Antimicrobial resistance tracking in low-resource settings
Ebola and health workers
Safe water and sanitation assessment
H5N1 in Vietnam
Jul 11, 2017

News Scan for Jul 11, 2017

Cholera in Yemen and South Sudan
Saudi MERS case
Global flu update
Measles in Europe
Sanofi to acquire Protein Sciences
H5N8 in South Africa
Jul 10, 2017

News Scan for Jul 10, 2017

Cholera outbreaks expand
Tick-borne diseases in US
Zika and HIV co-infection
Chikungunya in the Americas
Jun 29, 2017

News Scan for Jun 29, 2017

CDC flu recap
Hot pepper Salmonella
World Bank pandemic bonds
Yemen cholera outbreak
MERS, SARS antiviral
Jun 28, 2017

News Scan for Jun 28, 2017

H7N9 illness cluster
Lassa fever in Nigeria
Somalia cholera outbreak
Jail order for egg execs
Hantavirus in Washington

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Asiimwe BB, Baldan R, Trovato A, et al. Prevalence and molecular characteristics of Staphylococcus aureus, including methicillin resistant strains, isolated from bulk can milk and raw milk products in pastoral communities of south-west Uganda. BMC Infect Dis 2017 Jun 13;17:422

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

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

Food safety from farm to fork: interventions on farms and feedlots can improve U.S. meat and poultry safety. Jul 17, 2017

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

Hergens M, Ohd JN, Alm E, et al. Investigation of a food-borne outbreak of gastroenteritis in a school canteen revealed a variant of sapovirus genogroup V not detected by standard PCR, Sollentuna, Sweden, 2016. Euro Surveill 2017 Jun 1;22(22):pii=30543

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

Morton V, Cheng JM, Sharma D, et al. An outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O121 infections associated with flour — Canada, 2016-2017. (Notes from the field) MMWR 2017 Jul 6;66(26):705-6

Nadon C, Van Walle I, Gemer-Smidt P, et al. Pulsenet International: vision for the implementation of whole genome sequencing (WGS) for global food-borne disease surveillance. Euro Surveill 2017 Jun 8;22(23):pii=30544

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

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