Global brucellosis cases three to four times higher than previously estimated, CDC reveals

U.S – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have shattered previous estimations regarding human brucellosis, a zoonotic disease that often flies under the radar. The CDC’s recent article published in Emerging Infectious Diseases presents a new, alarming estimate of global human brucellosis cases—1.6 to 2.1 million new cases per year, three to four times higher than the…

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CDC raises alarm over persistent multidrug-resistant Salmonella strain causing outbreaks

U.S – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has taken a proactive step in addressing a growing public health concern by publishing a new webpage dedicated to a persistent, multidrug-resistant strain of Salmonella Infantis known as REPJFX01. This strain has been at the center of numerous illnesses and outbreaks, defying conventional prevention efforts and causing long-term health…

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EFSA, ECDC report shows surge in zoonotic diseases and foodborne outbreaks

EUROPE – The EU’s One Health zoonosis report published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control  (ECDC) has revealed an increase in reported cases of zoonotic diseases and foodborne outbreaks in 2021 compared to the previous year. However, according to the report, the levels are still much below those of the…

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CDC urges companies to design interventions that rely less on labeling to prevent foodborne illness

U.S – A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has implied that relying on labeling and cooking instructions might not be sufficient to prevent illness.  This is after the study found that more than one-half of respondents reported using an appliance other than an oven to cook frozen stuffed chicken products despite changes to packaging which…

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Fresh strawberries linked to Hepatitis A infections, Jif peanut butter recalled

U.S – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency are currently investigating a multistate outbreak of hepatitis A infections linked to strawberries. The traceback investigations show that cases in California, Minnesota and Canada report having purchased fresh organic…

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FDA continues with investigations of Cronobacter infections resulting from Abbott’s powdered infant formula

U.S – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) together with other state and local partners are investigating consumer complaints and/or reports of infant illness related to products from Abbott Nutrition’s Sturgis, Michigan facility. All of the ill patients are reported to have consumed powdered infant formula produced from Abbott Nutrition’s Sturgis, MI…

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CDC declares seafood related Salmonella outbreak over

U.S – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared the culmination of the multistate Salmonella outbreak it was looking into alongside the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other state and local partners. The investigations linked the Salmonella Thompson infections to seafood manufactured or processed by Northeast Seafood Products, Inc. of Denver, CO. A total of…

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ProSource Produce, Keeler Family Farms recall onions linked to Salmonella outbreak

U.S – ProSource Produce LLC, a grower owned and operated sales and marketing company based in Hailey, Idaho and Keeler Family Farms of Deming, New Mexico, have recalled whole fresh raw red, white, and yellow onions imported from the State of Chihuahua, Mexico due to potential Salmonella contamination. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centres for Disease…

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Salmonella outbreak linked to BrightFarms’ salad greens, Green Dining Table Inc. recalls frozen pork dumplings

U.S – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in collaboration with Center for Diseases and Prevention Control (CDC), state and local partners, is investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections concomitant to the consumption of BrightFarms’- an indoor farming company that specializes in providing locally grown packaged salads – Sunny Crunch packaged salad greens manufactured in the firm’s Rochelle,…

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