News & Perspective

Jun 21, 2013

Jun 21, 2013

Foodborne Disease Scan for Jun 21, 2013

Fewer hepatitis A cases
Salmonella outbreak over
Farm bill and food safety

Jun 17, 2013

Jun 17, 2013

Food Outbreak Scan for Jun 17, 2013

Berry-linked hepatitis outbreak
Hedgehog Salmonella outbreak wrap-up

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 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 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 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.

Aug 27, 2013

Aug 27, 2013
Salad Bar

CDC: Texas Cyclospora cases not linked to Mexican firm

Cyclospora cases in Texas — unlike in Iowa and Nebraska — seem not connected to Taylor Farms produce, officials say.

Aug 02, 2013

Aug 02, 2013
Rows of lettuce in field

FDA: Salad cited in Cyclospora cases came from Mexican supplier

The FDA named a Mexican supplier in the Cyclospora outbreak in Iowa and Nebraska.

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