News & Perspective

Oct 09, 2013

Oct 09, 2013
artist rendering of salmonella

CDC details chicken-linked Salmonella outbreak probe

More on the current outbreak, including that DNA footprints match those of Salmonella outbreak earlier this year.

Oct 08, 2013

Oct 08, 2013
person cutting up raw chicken

Chicken-linked Salmonella outbreak tests federal response amid furloughs

Multistate outbreak affecting hundreds highlights public health consequences of fed shutdown.

Oct 01, 2013

Oct 01, 2013
US Capitol building

Fed shutdown affects disease detection, food safety

Response to seasonal flu, H7N9, MERS, and other threats could be markedly diminished.

Sep 06, 2013

Sep 06, 2013

News Scan for Sep 06, 2013

Response to GAO poultry-plan report
Pertussis in Texas
Tularemia in Massachusetts
US, European West Nile

Sep 04, 2013

Sep 04, 2013
USDA poultry inspector

GAO: USDA took shortcuts in poultry inspection plan

Government watchdog group says agency cut corners in assessing pilot inspection projects.

Jun 06, 2013

Jun 06, 2013

USDA proposes new labeling for mechanically tenderized beef

Federal food safety officials today proposed new labeling requirements for mechanically tenderized beef products, a step designed to reduce the foodborne illness risk related to the products.

Apr 18, 2013

Apr 18, 2013

CDC cites increases in Campylobacter, Vibrio infections

(CIDRAP News) – The overall US incidence of major foodborne diseases was about the same in 2012 as it was about 5 years earlier, but Campylobacter infections were significantly more common, for unclear reasons, federal officials announced today.

Apr 01, 2013

Apr 01, 2013

Auditor calls for more USDA E coli testing of 'boxed beef'

(CIDRAP News) – The auditing office at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is recommending that the agency close certain gaps in its pathogenic Escherhia coli testing program, mainly relating to intact cuts of meat that end up being ground into hamburger or mechanically tenderized.

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