Tag Archives: Foodborne illness

Strawberries Implicated in Massive German Norovirus Outbreak

Scientists from the Robert Koch institute reported on October 5th that frozen strawberries have been identified as the likely cause of the massive foodborne illness outbreak that has affected children and teenagers in almost 500 schools and day care centers in eastern Germany.  … Continue reading

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Foodborne Illness Outbreaks Associated with Nonpasteurized Dairy Products

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has completed a review of foodborne disease outbreaks associated with nonpasteurized dairy products in the United States from 1993-2006.  The report, which has been published in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, summarizes the results … Continue reading

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FDA Releases Second Edition of the “Bad Bug Book”

The US Food and Drug Administration has released an updated edition of the “Bad Bug Book,” its handbook on pathogenic microorganisms and natural toxins.  A new feature of the second edition is the inclusion of a “consumer box” in each … Continue reading

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The Ten Deadliest Food- and Waterborne Outbreaks in US History

Food Safety News has recently published a series of articles on the deadliest food- and waterborne illness outbreaks in US history.  An article published last week updated the top ten and is an excellent historical perspective on US outbreaks associated … Continue reading

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