Recent News

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 09, 2018
Chicken salad croissant sandwich

CDC wraps up chicken salad Salmonella outbreak probe

The CDC reports 95 new cases, for a total of 265 in 8 states, but with more than 90% in Iowa.

Apr 06, 2018

Kratom-linked Salmonella outbreak sickens 45 more

In total, 132 cases in 32 states are tied to kratom, an herbal alternative to opioids.

Apr 03, 2018
kratom capsules

Tainted kratom prompts first mandatory FDA food product recall

The FDA took the step after the company refused to voluntarily recall its products in the wake of positive lab tests for Salmonella.

Mar 23, 2018
E coli testing

CDC says some FoodNet Salmonella infections rising

Illnesses from Salmonella Javiana, Thompson, and Infantis have risen about 50% in 10 years.

Mar 21, 2018
Petri dish with bacteria cultures

Dried coconut from 2 firms tied to Salmonella cases in 8 states

Three of 13 patients have been hospitalized, and recalled products include those from Natural Grocers and International Harvest, Inc.

Mar 20, 2018
Shredded coconut

Packaged coconut recalled amid multistate Salmonella outbreak

The CDC plans to post an announcement soon, which will include a recommendation that people not eat recalled Coconut Smiles Organic from Natural Grocers.

Mar 19, 2018

News Scan for Mar 19, 2018

MERS in Saudi Arabia and Oman
Yellow fever warnings
Kratom Salmonella outbreak expands
Polio in Afghanistan and DRC
Mar 13, 2018

News Scan for Mar 13, 2018

Salmonella turtle outbreak
Avian flu in 3 nations
Dengue and stroke
New anthrax vaccine

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

2014 multi-country European outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis phage type 14b using recent epidemiological and molecular data. Euro Surveill 2017 Dec 14;22(50):pii=17-00196

An R, Alshalchi S, Breimhurst P, et al. Strong influence of livestock environments on the emergence and dissemination of distinct multidrug-resistant phenotypes among the population of non-typhoidal Salmonella. PLoS One 2017 Jun 7;12(6):e0179005

Bloomfield SJ, Benschop J, Biggs PJ, et al. Genomic analysis of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium DTR160 associated with a 14-year outbreak, New Zealand, 1998-2012. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Apr 25)

Brandwagt D, van den Wijngaard C, Tulen AD, et al. Outbreak of Salmonella Bovismorbificans associated with the consumption of uncooked ham products, the Netherlands, 2016 to 2017. Euro Surveill 2018 Jan 4;23(1):pii=17-00335

Croxen MA, Macdonald KA, Walker M, et al. Multi-provincial salmonellosis outbreak related to newly hatched chicks and poults: a genomics perspective. PLoS Curr 2017 Aug 9

De Cesare A, Domenech E, Comin D, et al. Impact of cooking procedures and storage practices at home on consumer exposure to Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella due to the consumption of pork meat. Risk Anal 2017 (published online Aug 28)

Dekker D, Krumkamp R, Eibach D, et al. Characterization of Salmonella enterica from invasive bloodstream infections and water sources in rural Ghana. BMC Infect Dis 2018 Jan 19;18:47

Eikmeier D, Medus C, Smith K. Incubation period for outbreak-associated, non-typhoidal salmonellosis cases, Minnesota, 2000-2015. Epidemiol Infect 2018 (published online Feb 7)

Gambino-Shirley KJ, Tesfai A, Schwensohn CA, et al. Multistate outbreak of Salmonella Virchow infections linked to a powdered meal replacement product — United States, 2015-2016. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Mar 7)

Gendrin C, Vornhagen J, Armistead B, et al. A non-hemolytic Group B streptococcus strain exhibits hypervirulence. J Infect Dis 2017 (published online Dec 13)

Gymoese P, Sorensen G, Litrup E, et al. Investigation of outbreaks of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium and its monophasic variants using whole-genome sequencing, Denmark. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Aug 25)

Hassan R, Rounds J, Sorenson A, et al. Multistate outbreak of Salmonella Anatum infections linked to imported hot peppers — United States, May-July 2016. MMWR 2017 Jun 30;66(25):663-7

Hutchinson JA, Wheeler C, Mohle-Boetani JC. Outbreak epidemiologically linked with a composite product of beef, mechanically separated chicken and textured vegetable protein contaminated with multiple serotypes of Salmonella enterica including multidrug-resistant Infantis, California 2016. Epidemiol Infect 2018 (published online Jan 8)

Jourdan-da Silva N, Fabre L, Robinson E, et al. Ongoing nationwide outbreak of Salmonella Agona associated with internationally distributed infant milk products, France, December 2017. Euro Surveill 2018 Jan 11;23(2):pii=17-00852

Lawson B, Franklinos LHV, Fernandez JRR, et al. Salmonella enteritidis ST183: emerging and endemic biotypes affecting western European hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) and people in Great Britain. Sci Rep 2018 (pubished online Feb 5)

Mair-Jenkins J, Borges-Stewart R, Harbour C, et al. Investigation using whole genome sequencing of a prolonged restaurant outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium linked to the building drainage system, England, February 2015 to March 2016. Euro Surveill 2017 Dec 7;22(49):pii=17-00037

Mba-Jonas A, Culpepper W, Hill T, et al. A multistate outbreak of human Salmonella Agona infections associated with consumption of fresh, whole papayas imported from Mexico — United States, 2011. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Feb 19)

Minami K, Terakawa R, Sato M, et al. A colonization outbreak of penicillin-susceptible mecA-positive Staphylococcus aureus in a neonatal ward of children's hospital. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018 (published online Jan 15)

Mueller-Doblies D, Speed KCR, Kidd S, et al. Salmonella typhimurium in livestock in Great Britain — trends observed over a 32-year period. Epidemiol Infect 2018 (published online Feb 8)

Muvhali M, Smith AM, Rakgantso AM, et al. Investigation of Salmonella Enteritidis outbreaks in South Africa using multi-locus variable-number tandem-repeats analysis, 2013-2015. BMC Infect Dis 2017 Oct 2;17:661

Powell MR, Crim SM, Hoekstra RM, et al. Temporal patterns in principal Salmonella serotypes in the USA; 1996-2014. Epidemiol Infect 2018 (published online Feb 13)

Ramachandran G, Panda A, Higginson EE, et al. Virulence of invasive Salmonella Typhimurium ST313 in animal models of infection. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2017 Aug 4;11(8):e0005697

Sabbatucci M, Dionisi AM, Pezzotti P, et al. Molecular and epidemiological analysis of reemergent Salmonella enterica serovar Napoli, Italy, 2011-2015. Emerg Infect Dis 2018 (published online Jan 30)

Schielke A, Rabsch W, Prager R, et al. Two consecutive large outbreaks of Salmonella Muenchen linked to pig farming in Germany, 2013 to 2014: is something missing in our regulatory framework? Euro Surveill 2017 May 4;22(18):pii=30528

Su CP, de Perio MA, Fagan K, et al. Occupational distribution of campylobacteriosis and salmonellosis cases — Maryland, Ohio, and Virginia, 2014. MMWR 2017 Aug 18;66(32):850-3

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