News & Perspective

Apr 20, 2018

Apr 20, 2018
Dairy cow

Investigators trace 2016-17 Salmonella outbreak to dairy cows

Officials did not have specific enough data to issue an alert during the outbreak.

Apr 20, 2018
Raw pork chops

GAO asks USDA to further cut pathogens in meat, poultry

Some common products like turkey breasts and pork chops don't even have standards, the report says.

Apr 20, 2018

News Scan for Apr 20, 2018

Romaine warning widens
US flu ebbs further
Yellow fever in Brazil
Avian flu outbreaks
Wild ducks as H5N8 carriers

Apr 19, 2018

Apr 19, 2018

Food Outbreak Scan for Apr 19, 2018

Romaine E coli outbreak grows
Egg farm investigation

Apr 17, 2018

Apr 17, 2018
Preparedness backbacks

Preparedness index reflects overall gains but some regional gaps

The US as a whole had a score of 7.1 out of 10 for 2017, nearly a 3% improvement.

Apr 17, 2018
House mouse

Study finds pathogenic bacteria, resistance genes in apartment mice

Nearly a quarter of mice carried at least one antibiotic resistance gene.

Apr 17, 2018

News Scan for Apr 17, 2018

MERS in Saudi Arabia
Funding biosecurity efforts
Colistin stewardship in South Africa
Apr 17, 2018

Food Safety Scan for Apr 17, 2018

Food recall trends
Chlorine and foodborne bacteria

Apr 16, 2018

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 16, 2018

Food Outbreak Scan for Apr 16, 2018

Romaine-linked E coli
Foodborne illness costs

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