Tag: Salmonella

CDC publishes annual foodborne disease outbreak report

CDC publishes annual foodborne disease outbreak report

| May 18, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published the Surveillance for Foodborne Disease Outbreaks, United States, 2014, Annual Report, providing data on recognised outbreaks caused by foodborne agents in which the first illness occurred in 2014. Overall the report shows that 864 foodborne disease outbreaks were reported during the year, resulting in 13,246 […]

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Salmonella outbreak prompts public health warning

Salmonella outbreak prompts public health warning

| April 27, 2016

A public health agency in South Australia has warned consumers not to eat raw beansprouts after a significant increase in the number of cases of Salmonella Saintpaul infections recorded in the state. SA Health says that it has been notified of 233 cases of Salmonella Saintpaul infection since the start of December 2015, with 108 […]

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Research reveals PulseNet value

Research reveals PulseNet value

| March 18, 2016

Newly published research in the USA has shown that the PulseNet laboratory network, which shares the genetic fingerprints of foodborne pathogen isolates, is preventing around 276,000 cases of foodborne illness every year. This equates to annual savings of $507 million on medical bills and lost productivity. The research, led by economist Robert L. Scharff from […]

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Pistachios linked to multistate Salmonella outbreak

Pistachios linked to multistate Salmonella outbreak

| March 10, 2016

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and state public health officials are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo infections associated with consumption of pistachios produced by Wonderful Pistachios of Lost Hills, California. The outbreak has affected at least 11 people in nine states since 12 […]

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Salmonella and E. coli outbreaks linked to alfalfa sprouts

Salmonella and E. coli outbreaks linked to alfalfa sprouts

| March 4, 2016

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is currently investigating two apparently unrelated multistate food poisoning outbreaks linked to different brands of alfalfa sprouts. An outbreak of Salmonella Muenchen infections has affected at least thirteen people in four states, with five requiring hospital treatment. The investigation has established a link with alfalfa sprouts […]

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The safe egg is here – now how about tackling antibiotic resistance?

The safe egg is here – now how about tackling antibiotic resistance?

| February 23, 2016 | 1 Comment

Back in 1988 the UK egg industry was in crisis. Junior health minister Edwina Currie had just issued her ill advised “most of the egg production in this country, sadly, is now affected with Salmonella” comment and sales were falling as consumers took note. Although Currie was forced to resign over her less than accurate […]

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FSA consults on egg safety report

FSA consults on egg safety report

| February 23, 2016

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has launched a 10-week public consultation on a new draft report examining the safety of raw or lightly cooked eggs. The report was compiled by an expert group set up by the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Foods (ACMSF), with a brief to re-examine the issue and […]

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RAW Meal Salmonella outbreak – update

RAW Meal Salmonella outbreak – update

| February 23, 2016

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its investigation report on the multistate outbreak of Salmonella Virchow infection linked to RAW Meal Organic Shake & Meal powdered supplements and meal replacement powders produced by Garden of Life LLC. A further seven cases of illness linked to the outbreak have been reported […]

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Raw Meal recall expanded

Raw Meal recall expanded

| February 19, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Garden of Life LLC is expanding its 29th January recall to include additional lots of Raw Meal Organic Shake & Meal Chocolate, Original, Vanilla and Vanilla Chai products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Virchow. A further 31 lots are now included in the recall […]

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Report warns of rising antimicrobial resistance in Europe

Report warns of rising antimicrobial resistance in Europe

| February 19, 2016

The latest joint European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) annual summary report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic bacteria reveals that resistance to widely used antibiotics remains a serious public health problem. The data presented in the report was collected by EU member states during 2014, with the […]

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