CDC & Food Safety
New reports, publications, and web material
Each year, the Division of Foodborne, Waterborne & Environmental Diseases recruits a new “class” of Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officers who play a critical role in investigating outbreaks, among other duties. This year, the branches that work in foodborne disease will welcome five new EIS officers.
Last year, our EIS Officers assisted on four food-related Epi-Aids, or requests for epidemiologic assistance, both domestic and international, and on many other multistate outbreak investigations. Read the digitial press kit for more information about EIS Officers.
Check out these stories featuring the important work of CDC EIS Officers:
Select CDC food safety publications
The authors conducted an analysis to attribute STEC O157 infections to sources, and conclude that 27% and 15% of infections were attributed to a source in 1996 and 1999, respectively.
Foodborne Disease Outbreaks
This article reports that from 1998–2008, 1,229 foodborne outbreaks caused by B. cereus, C. perfringens, and S. aureus were reported in the US; 39% were reported with a confirmed etiology.
Foodborne Disease Outbreaks caused by Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, and Staphylococcus aureus, United States, 1998-2008
This article uses FoodNet data to conclude that Black infants had a greater risk of salmonellosis and invasive disease than other racial group between 1996 and 2008.
Epidemiology of Infant Salmonellosis in the United States, 1996–2008: A Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network Study
Trends in Foodborne Illness
The annual report on Trends in Foodborne Illness in the US (1996-2012) shows that Salmonella and Campylobacter have the highest incidence per 100,000 in 2012.
Incidence and Trends of Infection with Pathogens Transmitted Commonly Through Food — Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, 10 U.S. Sites, 1996–2012
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CDC tracked two multistate outbreaks of foodborne illness during April:
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O121 Infections Linked to Farm Rich Brand Frozen Food Products
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