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CDC: Food category responsible for the most outbreak illnesses was chicken (3,114 illnesses )

August 3, 2018 by


CDC: report Surveillance for Foodborne Disease Outbreaks — United States, 2009–2015 Foods Outbreak investigators identified a food in 2,442 outbreaks (42%). These outbreaks resulted in 51,341 illnesses (51%) (Table 3). The food reported belonged to a single food category in 1,281 outbreaks (22%). The food category most commonly implicated was fish (222 outbreaks [17%]), followed […]

Update on E. coli infections from Romaine Lettuce

May 10, 2018 by


What’s New? •Twenty-eight more ill people from 12 states were added to this investigation since the last update on May 2, 2018. •Four more states have reported ill people: Florida, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Texas •The most recent illness started on April 25, 2018. Illnesses that occurred in the last two to three weeks might […]

CDC: 1 Death, 121 people ill, 25 states, 52 hospitalizations from E. coli linked to Romaine Lettuce

May 2, 2018 by


Today’s update from CDC and Romaine Lettuce. What’s New? Twenty-three more ill people from 10 states were added to this investigation since the last update on April 27, 2018. One death was reported from California. Three more states have reported ill people: Kentucky, Massachusetts, and Utah. The most recent illness started on April 21, 2018. Illnesses […]

Food Safety Smarts

September 8, 2016 by


Food Safety Smarts from CDC Use these tools and tips to help prevent food poisoning. Your kitchen is filled with food safety tools that, when used properly, can help keep you and your loved ones healthy. Learn how to make the most of these tools so that your kitchen is your home’s food safety headquarters. […]

CDC version: 4 dead, 33 sickened from Listeria linked to Dole packaged greens

August 26, 2016 by


by Doug Powell The U.S. Centers for Disease Control came out with a summary of its investigation of Listeria in Dole packaged leafy greens produced at its Columbus, Ohio plant. In September 2015, PulseNet, the national molecular subtyping network for foodborne disease surveillance, identified a cluster of Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria) clinical isolates indistinguishable by two-enzyme […]

Lab worker stricken with Salmonella at CDC

April 3, 2016 by


by Doug Powell Salmonella is not a select agent. Preliminary laboratory tests indicate that the worker was infected with a strain of Salmonella which matched the strain being worked on in the lab.  The worker is well and back at CDC and, based on what we know now, no other staff were exposed. The worker had hands-on training […]

CDC: Chipotle outbreaks appear to be over

February 1, 2016 by


CDC: Chipotle outbreaks appear to be over. These two outbreaks appear to be over. The most recent illness reported to CDC started on December 1, 2015. CDC, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, and public health officials in several states investigated two separate outbreaks of […]