Foodborne Disease

Recent News

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
Mar 29, 2017

News Scan for Mar 29, 2017

MERS case
Brazil yellow fever vaccination
Avian flu outbreaks
Flu vaccine uptake
Hepatitis elimination
E coli in flour
Mar 28, 2017

News Scan for Mar 28, 2017

New NIH cuts
Yellow fever from Suriname
Measles in Europe
C diff in surgical patients
New chikungunya cases
Food safety in cookbooks
Mar 24, 2017

News Scan for Mar 24, 2017

More H7N9 cases in China
US flu slows
Farmworkers and food safety
Mar 22, 2017

News Scan for Mar 22, 2017

Heat-stable rotavirus vaccine
Zika attack rates
US boosts Brazilian beef inspection
Mar 21, 2017

News Scan for Mar 21, 2017

More nut butter E coli cases
Zika in Florida
Global flu declines
Drug resistance in eye samples
Mar 16, 2017
NIH researcher

Trump's budget cuts 20% of NIH; groups express outrage

The budget supports earlier commitment to Gavi vaccine initiatives but dials back funds for other global health efforts.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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