Food Safety

FDA Investigates Multistate Outbreak of Cyclospora Illnesses Linked to Fresh Express Salad Mix Served at McDonald’s

The FDA, CDC, and state and local officials are investigating a multi-state outbreak of cyclosporiasis illnesses likely linked to salads from McDonald’s restaurants As of August 2, 2018, a total of 395 laboratory-confirmed cases of…

Surveillance for Foodborne Disease Outbreaks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a study on “Surveillance for Foodborne Disease Outbreaks — United States, 2009–2015” in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The Foodborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance System (FDOSS)…

FDA Warning about Health Risks of Contaminated Illegal Synthetic Cannabinoid Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a warning about severe illnesses and deaths resulting from the use of synthetic cannabinoid (marijuana) products that have been contaminated with brodifacoum, a very long-acting anticoagulant commonly used…

New Cannabis and Food Safety Resources from NEHA

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) released three new cannabis-infused product (CIP) tools. All resources are free and easily accessible on NEHA’s website here. The NEHA Food Safety Policy Statement Workgroup and the Cannabis Advisory Committee…