Foodborne Disease

Recent News

Jul 22, 2016

News Scan for Jul 22, 2016

Yellow fever decline in Angola
New Saudi MERS case
Salmonella-related meat recall
Jul 21, 2016

Foodborne Disease Scan for Jul 21, 2016

Pig roast Salmonella cluster
Hawaii hepatitis outbreak grows
E coli in UK
Jul 12, 2016

News Scan for Jul 12, 2016

Female genital Zika detection
USDA food safety data
H7N9 cases in China hit 800
Jul 01, 2016

News Scan for Jul 01, 2016

More E coli linked to flour
Variant H1N2 flu cases
H5N6 outbreak in Vietnam
Jun 30, 2016

News Scan for Jun 30, 2016

More yellow fever
Saudi MERS cases
New chikungunya cases
FDA on raw dough
H5N1 in Ghana
Hand sanitizer rule
Jun 16, 2016

Food Outbreak Scan for Jun 16, 2016

Foodborne illness patterns
Salmonella in turtles
Jun 13, 2016

News Scan for Jun 13, 2016

Flour confirmed as E coli source
MCR-1 in Japan and Colombia
Chikungunya tops 2M cases
Jun 10, 2016
Peanut butter on toast

FDA drags its feet on food recalls, HHS audit says

At times consumers were at risk "for several weeks after FDA was aware of a potentially hazardous food," the report says.

Jun 01, 2016

News Scan for Jun 01, 2016

Guinea free of Ebola
Flour E coli details
Chikungunya in Texas
Mosquito infections and malaria
May 31, 2016
Sifting flour

Multistate E coli outbreak prompts General Mills flour recall

Half of the sick people interviewed had made something homemade with flour before becoming ill, with some using a General Mills brand.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Adhikari A, Syamaladevi RM, Killinger K, et al. Ultraviolet-C light inactivation of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Listeria monocytogenes on organic fruit surfaces. Intern J Food Microb 2015 (published online Jun 24)

Bahk GJ, Kim YS, Park MS. Use of Internet search queries to enhance surveillance of foodborne illness. Emerg Infect Dis 2015 (published online Sep 30)

Beer KD, Gargano JW, Roberts VA, et al. Outbreaks associated with environmental and undetermined water exposures — United States, 2011-2012. MMWR 2015;64:849-51

Beer KD, Gargano JW, Roberts VA, et al. Surveillance for waterborne disease outbreaks associated with drinking water — United States, 2011–2012. MMWR 2015;64:842-48

Belanger P, Tanguay F, Hamel M, et al. An overview of foodborne outbreaks in Canada reported through Outbreak Summaries: 2008-2014. CCDR 2015 Nov 5;41(11)

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

CDC. Surveillance for foodborne disease outbreaks United States, 2014: annual report. May 2016

Dewey-Mattia D, Roberts V, Yoder J, et al. Foodborne and waterborne disease outbreaks United States, 1971-2012. MMWR 2015 Oct 23;62(54):86-9

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)

Erickson MC, Liao J, Cannon JL, et al. Role of brushes and peelers in removal of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella from produce in domestic kitchens. J Food Prot 2015 Sep;78(9):1624-31

GAO. Food safety: FDA coordinating with stakeholders on new rules but challenges remain and greater tribal consultation needed. GAO-16-425. May 19, 2016

GAO. Imported food safety: FDA's targeting tool has enhanced screening, but further improvements are possible. GAO-16-399. May 26, 2016

Grace D. Food safety in low and middle income countries. Int J Environ Res Public Health 2015 Aug 27;12(9):10490-507

Havelaar AH, Kirk MD, Torgerson PR, et al. World Health Organization global estimates and regional comparisons of the burden of foodborne disease in 2010. PLoS Med 2015 Dec 3;12(12):e1001923

Henao OL, Jones TF, Vugia DJ, et al. Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network—2 decades of achievements, 1996–2015. Emerg Infect Dis 2015 Sep;21(9)

Huang JY, Henao OL, Griffin PM, et al. Infection 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 2012-2015. MMWR 2016 Apr 15;65(14):368-71

Kirk MD, Pires SM, Black RE, et al. World Health Organization estimates of the global and regional disease burden of 22 foodborne bacterial, protozoal, and viral diseases, 2010: a data synthesis. PLoS Med 2015 Dec 3;12(12):e1001921

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

Nichols GL, Freedman J, Pollock KG, et al. Cyclospora infection linked to travel to Mexico, June to September 2015. Euro Surveill 2015 Oct 29;20(43):pii=30048

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)

Pires SM, Fischer-Walker CL, Lanata CF, et al. Aetiology-specific estimates of the global and regional incidence and morality of diarrhoeal diseases commonly transmitted through food. PLoS One 2015 Dec 3;10(12):e0142927

Scharff RL, Besser J, Sharp DJ, et al. An economic evaluation of PulseNet: a network for foodborne disease surveillance. Am J Prev Med 2016 (published online Mar 15)

Schmutz C, Mausezahl D, Jost M, et al. Inverse trends of Campylobacter and Salmonella in Swiss surveillance data, 1988-2013. Euro Surveill 2016 Feb 11;21(6):pii=30130

Severi E, Verhoef L, Thornton L, et al. Large and prolonged food-borne multistate Hepatitis A outbreak in Europe associated with consumption of frozen berries, 2013 to 2014. Euro Surveill 2015 Jul 23;20(29):pii=21192

Shearer AEH, LeStrange K, Castaneda S, et al. Transfer of pathogens from cantaloupe rind to preparation surfaces and edible tissue as a function of cutting method. J Food Prot 2016 May;5:764-70

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