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Nov 20, 2019

Nov 20, 2019
Caesar salad with beef pasta

CDC reports foodborne illnesses tied to salad, ground beef

Officials are tracking a 17-case E coli outbreak tied to salads and an 11-case Salmonella outbreak linked to beef.

Apr 26, 2019

Apr 26, 2019
microbiological testing

Annual snapshot of foodborne illnesses shows Cyclospora spike

One of the notable developments for 2018 was a spike in Cyclospora cases, likely the result of multiple factors, the CDC said.

May 02, 2018

May 02, 2018
Romaine lettuce in field

First death reported in romaine-linked E coli outbreak

The first outbreak-related death occurred in California, and cases have now reached 121.

Mar 23, 2018

Mar 23, 2018
E coli testing

CDC says some FoodNet Salmonella infections rising

Illnesses from Salmonella Javiana, Thompson, and Infantis have risen about 50% in 10 years.

Aug 30, 2016

Aug 30, 2016
Salmonella bacteria

NARMS report shows resistance low in Salmonella but up in 1 strain

Rates of multidrug resistance in Salmonella seroptype I 4,[5],12:i:- have tripled.

Apr 14, 2016

Apr 14, 2016
bacteria culture

CDC: Testing changes may slow foodborne outbreak detection

To preserve cultures as a key disease detection tool, the CDC recommends that labs do them whenever the faster test suggests a bacterial infection.

Nov 03, 2015

Nov 03, 2015
Poultry packages

CDC: Multistate outbreaks show need for more food industry action

Multistate events are linked to 56% of outbreak deaths even though they make up just 3% of  outbreaks.

May 14, 2015

May 14, 2015
USDA poultry inspector checking chickens

Foodborne illness report shows successes, challenges

E coli and some Salmonella infections dropped, but Campylobacter and Vibrio cases increased.

Feb 24, 2015

Feb 24, 2015
Runny egg yolk

Feds roll out new way to analyze food outbreak data

US agencies reported on what they billed as an improved method for sifting food outbreak data.

Jul 01, 2013

Jul 01, 2013
Tossed chicken salad

CDC: Leafy green, dairy outbreaks up slightly

A 10-year CDC study found an uptick in outbreaks linked to leafy vegetables and dairy products.

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