foodborne illness

Letter Grades for Restaurants Helped Reduce Salmonella Illnesses in New York City

A study published in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Emerging Infectious Diseases looked at the effect of posting letter grades for restaurant inspections on the incidence of foodborne illness. The researchers compared Salmonella infection rates…

FDA Releases Report on the Occurrence of Foodborne Illness Risk Factors in Fast Food and Full-Service Restaurants, 2013-2014

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released findings from the initial phase of a 10-year study that is evaluating trends in food preparation practices and employee behaviors that contribute to foodborne illness outbreaks in the retail…

New Report on Sources of Foodborne Illnesses

The Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (IFSAC) released a report on updated foodborne illness source attribution estimates using multi-year outbreak surveillance data. The authors used outbreak data to produce new estimates for foods responsible for…

Free CDC-Funded Online Trainings Available on Foodborne Outbreak Investigations and Team Development

The Tennessee Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence (TN CoE) is offering free, online, and self-paced training courses focused on foodborne outbreak investigations. In collaboration with the TN CoE, the Center for Agriculture and Food…

Retail Program Standards Self-Assessment and Verification Audit Workshops

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be presenting the National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards Self-Assessment and Verification Audit Workshop in conjunction with the National Environmental Health Association’s 2019 Annual Educational Conference in…