foodborne illness

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)…

Multistate Outbreak of Cyclosporiasis Linked to Del Monte Fresh Produce Vegetable Trays

As of June 28, 2018, a total of 185 laboratory-confirmed cases of Cyclospora infection were reported in people who reportedly consumed pre-packaged Del Monte Fresh Produce vegetable trays containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip from Minnesota,…

EATS 102: New CDC Course for Investigating Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

The skills needed to investigate outbreaks of foodborne illness are different from those needed to inspect restaurants. EATS 101 and 102, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), address environmental assessments and the critical…

Food Safety Resources for Springtime Celebrations

With the spring season finally here, people around the country are planning festive gatherings with friends and family! Many spring celebrations include perishable foods such as eggs, ham, beef, and poultry, which may contribute to…

ANSI Recognized by FDA Under the Accredited Third-Party Certification Program

On March 9, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recognized the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under the Accredited Third-Party Certification Program for a five-year period. ANSI is only the second accreditation body…