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 19, 2013

Dec 19, 2013
Raw chicken breasts

Consumer Reports finds bacteria common on chicken breasts

Most US samples had bacterial contamination, and a good many had pathogenic varieties.

Dec 19, 2013

News Scan for Dec 19, 2013

Salmonella outbreak grows
Botulism in Texas
Q fever lessons

Dec 18, 2013

Dec 18, 2013
Milk fresh from cow

Study: Raw milk outbreaks only tip of iceberg

Non-outbreak raw-milk cases may outnumber outbreak cases 25 to 1—and knowing the farmer might not help.

Dec 16, 2013

Dec 16, 2013

News Scan for Dec 16, 2013

AAP slams raw milk
Chikungunya alert
FAO report on zoonoses

Dec 12, 2013

Dec 12, 2013

Food Outbreak Scan for Dec 12, 2013

E coli salad outbreak over
Botulism in Texas

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 05, 2013

Dec 05, 2013

News Scan for Dec 05, 2013

Two Saudi MERS cases
Vaccinations for immunocompromised
E coli from raw ground beef
Polio cases up in Pakistan

Dec 04, 2013

Dec 04, 2013
Poultry plant conveyer

USDA unveils plan to cut Salmonella in meat and poultry

Plan aims to streamline inspections and give inspectors more flexibility.

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.

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