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FYI: Estimates of Foodborne Illness in the United States

April 8, 2019 by


CDC’s estimates of the burden of foodborne illness in the United States provide the most accurate picture of known pathogens and unspecified agents causing foodborne illness in the United States. These estimates serve as a foundation for food safety by allowing us to answer important questions, such as: How many foodborne illnesses occur every year? These […]

19 illnesses in Alabama linked to church meal

June 21, 2014 by


by Ben Chapman Community dinners, the fellowship-fostering events often organized by churches are a nostalgic link to the past when a congregation would financially support members’ activities through chili, pancakes or barbecue. They also, according to CDC’s Rob Tauxe, have created some of the easily traced foodborne illness outbreaks. Like this 2013 outbreak in North Carolina. And it looks like […]

CDC: limited progress in reducing foodborne infections in 2013

April 17, 2014 by


The nation’s food safety grades are out and the results are mixed.  CDC’s annual report card shows that foodborne infections continue to be an important public health problem in the United States. The rate of salmonella infections decreased by about nine percent in 2013 compared with the previous three years, bringing it to the rate […]

Minnesota DOH investigating Foodborne Illness at Lion’s Club

April 3, 2014 by


The Minnesota Department of Health is investigating possible foodborne illnesses after some people got sick after a Nisswa Lion’s Club meeting. The March 24 Lion’s club meeting was conducted at the Nisswa Community Center. Food was served by the regular caterer, Red, White and Blue Catering of Nisswa, said Lion’s club president Duane Blanck. The […]

Resolve to Fight Foodborne Illness in 2014

December 31, 2013 by


Posted by Jason Waggoner, Public Affairs Specialist, Food Safety Education Staff, USDA blog   As 2013 comes to a close and 2014 draws nearer, many people begin to think about ways in which to make their lives better in the year to come and formulate various resolutions to achieve those goals. Some people may want […]