News & Perspective

Dec 20, 2013

Dec 20, 2013
Canning at food factory

FDA unveils FSMA food defense rule, will revise 2 others

The proposed rule is the first to prevent intentional contamination of food products.

Dec 09, 2013

Dec 09, 2013

News Scan for Dec 09, 2013

Mideast polio vaccination
Chikungunya on St. Martin
Meningitis B vaccine
Quadrivalent flu vaccine
Leafy-greens standards
Saudi MERS patients

Dec 03, 2013

Dec 03, 2013
Plate of burgers and fries

CDC finds holes in restaurant food safety systems

Findings include risky handling of ground beef and chicken and poor shipping of leafy greens.

Nov 27, 2013

Nov 27, 2013

News Scan for Nov 27, 2013

Flu vaccine and hospitalizations
Tularemia cases hold steady
Lawmakers seek FSMA rules rewrite
Philippines immunizations

Nov 15, 2013

Nov 15, 2013

News Scan for Nov 15, 2013

Slow rise for US flu
USDA food safety chief to leave
US hantavirus cases
Smallpox vaccine delivered
Japanese encephalitis vaccine
CDC's emergency management affirmed

Nov 11, 2013

Nov 11, 2013
Chicken salad wrap

Packaged salads suspected in multistate E coli outbreak

Federal and state health officials are investigating a three-state, 26-case E coli outbreak.

Oct 31, 2013

Oct 31, 2013
Spices at open-air market

FDA report says 12% of imported spices tainted

Risk study finds 12% of spices were tainted by pathogens like Salmonella or by filth.

Oct 25, 2013

Oct 25, 2013

News Scan for Oct 25, 2013

Animal food safety
Hepatitis A exposure at churches

Oct 23, 2013

Oct 23, 2013
Salsa with cilantro

Texas Cyclospora outbreak probe points to Mexican cilantro

CDC says some of the many Texas cases may be linked to fresh cilantro from Mexico.

Oct 11, 2013

Oct 11, 2013
US Capitol building

Public health groups oppose 'mini' House bills to fund agencies

Public health groups are lining up to oppose 'piecemeal' efforts to fund federal agencies.

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