Tag Archives: CDC

Multistate E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce Grown in California

As we reported on this blog last week, FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with state and local agencies, were investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses that was likely linked to romaine lettuce. On November 20, the CDC advised consumers not to eat any romaine lettuce, and … Continue Reading

FDA and CDC Investigate Multistate E. coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine

The FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with state and local agencies, are investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses that are likely linked to romaine lettuce. On November 20, the CDC advised consumers not to eat any romaine lettuce, and retailers and restaurants not to serve or … Continue Reading

New Report Reveals Sources of Foodborne Illnesses

On November 9, 2018, the Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaborations (IFSAC) released a report on foodborne illnesses caused by four pathogens. The data in the report, titled, “Foodborne illness source attribution estimates for 2016 for Salmonella, Escherichia coli O157, Listeria monocytogenes, and Campylobacter using multi-year outbreak surveillance data, United States,” came from 1,255 foodborne disease … Continue Reading

FDA and CDC Release Results of 2017 National Youth Tobacco Survey

On June 7, FDA and CDC released the results of the 2017 National Youth Tobacco Survey.  Total number of high- and middle-school tobacco users of any tobacco product continued to fall to unprecedented levels, dropping over 20% between 2011 and 2017, from approximately 4.56 million to 3.62 million youth users.  Comparing tobacco use as a percentage … Continue Reading

CDC Expands Warning of Multistate Outbreak of E. coli Linked to Romaine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region could be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.  Thus far, 53 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 have been reported from 16 states. Thirty-one people have been hospitalized, including 5 people who have developed a type … Continue Reading

CDC expands use of Whole Genome Sequencing in Foodborne Illness

Whole genome sequencing (WGS) provides insight into the genetic fingerprint of a pathogen by sequencing the chemical building blocks that make up its DNA and is increasingly being employed in food safety efforts. Since 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has regularly turned to WGS to better understand foodborne pathogens, including identifying the … Continue Reading

IFSAC to Host Webinar on Foodborne Illness Source Attribution Estimates

Created in 2011, the Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (IFSAC) is a partnership of three federal agencies—the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (FSIS). IFSAC aims to enhance the coordination of federal food safety analytic … Continue Reading

Campylobacter and Salmonella Top CDC’s 2016 List of Causes of Foodborne Illnesses

The Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) has been tracking trends for infections transmitted commonly through food since 1996, collecting data on approximately 15 percent of the U.S. population.  FoodNet is a collaboration of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 10 state health departments, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the … Continue Reading

FDA and Federal Partners Issue New Food Safety Analytics Strategic Plan

Created in 2011, The Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (IFSAC) is a partnership of three federal agencies—the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (FSIS). IFSAC aims to enhance the coordination of federal food … Continue Reading

CDC Corner: Cronobacter

CDC issues Cronobacter warning for powdered milk and infant formula products. Cronobacter (formerly known as Enterobacter sakazakii) is a bacterium that occurs naturally in the environment and that can survive in dry foods, such as powdered infant formula, powdered milk, herbal teas, and starches.  Although Cronobacter-related illness is rare, it can prove fatal to infants. … Continue Reading
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