Tag Archives: Foodborne Illness

Flies Are a Potential E. Coli Vector in Leafy Green Illness Outbreaks

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service have isolated Escherichia (E.) coli O157:H7 from a variety of pest flies in leafy green fields planted up to 180 meters away from cattle feedlots.  Among most fly species captured on sticky traps at leafy green farms, 22.3-29 flies per 1,000 flies carried E. coli O157:H7. … 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

IFSAC Releases New Report on Foodborne Illness Source Attribution Estimate for 2013

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
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