Foodborne Disease

Recent News

Jun 22, 2018

News Scan for Jun 22, 2018

61 Ebola cases
Polio in Papua NG, DRC
Consolidating US food safety
Cyclospora sickens more
Avian flu in 3 nations
California skeeters and Zika
Jun 21, 2018

News Scan for Jun 21, 2018

More suspected DRC Ebola
ACIP on flu, anthrax vaccines
US food outbreak review
Jun 19, 2018
Brussels sprouts on conveyer

FDA releases new guidance on food defense

The rule is meant to lower the risk of exposing food facilities to intentional adulteration, such as acts of terrorism.

Jun 19, 2018

News Scan for Jun 19, 2018

More Salmonella tied to precut melon
Cowpox case in UK
Jun 18, 2018

Food Outbreak Scan for Jun 18, 2018

Cyclopora outbreak expands
Salmonella in cereal
Jun 15, 2018
Honey Smacks cereal

Honey Smacks cereal suspected in 31-state Salmonella outbreak

The outbreak has sickened 73 people, hospitalizing at least 23, and led to a cereal recall.

Jun 14, 2018

News Scan for Jun 14, 2018

More suspected DRC Ebola
Salmonella egg outbreak
HPV vaccination messaging
Manure-related E coli illness
Jun 08, 2018

News Scan for Jun 08, 2018

Salmonella from backyard poultry
Melon-linked Salmonella
Polio in Pakistan
Nipah research priorities
Malaria treatment safety
Jun 04, 2018

News Scan for Jun 04, 2018

Salmonella and frozen breaded chicken
States' readiness funding
DTaP vaccine safety
Lyme rash in Canada
Jun 01, 2018
Yuma Arizona lettuce field

CDC: 25 more ill, 4 new deaths in E coli outbreak tied to lettuce

At least 89 people have been hospitalized, 26 with a serious kidney complication.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

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

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)

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)

Li Y , Huang Y, Yang J, et al. Bacteria and poisonous plants were the primary causative hazards of foodborne disease outbreak: a seven-year survey from Guangxi, South China. BMC Public Health 2018 Apr 18;18:519

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

Moller FT, Molbak K, Ethelberg S. Analysis of consumer food purchase data used for outbreak investigations, a review. Euro Surveill 2018 Jun 14;23(24):pii=1700503

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

Page ET. Trends in food recalls: 2004-13. EIB-191, USDA Economic Research Service, Apr 16, 2018

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)

Riviere M, Baroux N, Bousquet V, et al. Secular trends in incidence of acute gastroenteritis in general practice, France, 1991 to 2015. Euro Surveill 2017 Dec 14;22(50):pii=17-00121

Self JL, Luna-Gierke RE, Fothergill A, et al. Outbreaks attributed to pork in the United States, 1998-2015. Epidemiol Infect 2017 (published online Sep 14)

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