Foodborne Disease

Recent News

Apr 20, 2018
Dairy cow

Investigators trace 2016-17 Salmonella outbreak to dairy cows

Officials did not have specific enough data to issue an alert during the outbreak.

Apr 20, 2018
Raw pork chops

GAO asks USDA to further cut pathogens in meat, poultry

Some common products like turkey breasts and pork chops don't even have standards, the report says.

Apr 20, 2018

News Scan for Apr 20, 2018

Romaine warning widens
US flu ebbs further
Yellow fever in Brazil
Avian flu outbreaks
Wild ducks as H5N8 carriers
Apr 19, 2018

Food Outbreak Scan for Apr 19, 2018

Romaine E coli outbreak grows
Egg farm investigation
Apr 18, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 18, 2018

New colistin resistance gene
More MCR-1 in China
E coli in Iranian dairy products
Apr 17, 2018

Food Safety Scan for Apr 17, 2018

Food recall trends
Chlorine and foodborne bacteria
Apr 16, 2018
Three eggs

Salmonella outbreak prompts recall of 206 million eggs

The first large-scale egg recall since 2010 comes after 23 illnesses in 9 states.

Apr 16, 2018

Food Outbreak Scan for Apr 16, 2018

Romaine-linked E coli
Foodborne illness costs
Apr 13, 2018
Chopped romaine lettuce

Chopped romaine tied to growing multistate E coli outbreak

With 18 new illnesses, the outbreak has grown to 35 cases in 11 states.

Apr 12, 2018

News Scan for Apr 12, 2018

Funds for Lassa, MERS vaccines
Treating malaria in pregnancy
Advanced bed nets for malaria
Norovirus in dried seaweed
Avian flu outbreaks

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

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

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)

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

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)

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

FDA. FY 2014–2016 microbiological sampling assignment summary report: sprouts. Aug 22, 2017

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

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)

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

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)

Leung VH, Phan Q, Costa CE, et al. Clostridium perfringens outbreak at a catered lunch — Connecticut, September 2016. (Notes from the field) MMWR 2017 Sep 8;66(35):940-1

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)

Maertens de Noordhout C, Devleesschauwer B, Haagsma JA, et al. Burden of salmonellosis, campylobacteriosis and listeriosis: a time series analysis, Belgium, 2012 to 2020. Euro Surveill 2017 Sep 21;22(38):pii=30615

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

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

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

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)

Ranjbar R, Dehkordi FS, Shahreza MHS, et al. Prevalence, identification of virulence factors, O-serogroups and antibiotic resistance properties of Shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli strains isolated from raw milk and traditional dairy products. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2018 Apr 16;7:53

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