foodborne illness outbreak

Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. coli O157:H7) infections…

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…

Salmonella Typhimurium Outbreak in Dried Coconut

On January 23, 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notified the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about a cluster of 13 cases of Salmonella Typhimurium found in 8 states. After careful investigation by…

Deadly Listeria Outbreaks in Australia and South Africa

A fatal Listeria outbreak in Australia has a case fatality rate as high as 28%. As of March 19, 2018, 19 confirmed cases have been reported in Australia alone, all of which are linked with…

The National Environmental Assessment Reporting System (NEARS) and Contributing Factors to Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) NEARS program captures environmental assessment data including information on key factors that contribute to foodborne illness outbreaks. The data reporting system can benefit food safety programs within…

Environmental Assessments for Foodborne Illness Outbreak Investigation – A Guide to Trainings and Resources

Interested in newly developed foodborne outbreak investigation training, resources, and tools? The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), in collaboration with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Environmental Health Services Branch, the National Network…