CDC & Food Safety
New publications and resources
New Website: PulseNet tracks foodborne outbreaks
Did you know that PulseNet is the first step in identifying foodborne outbreaks?
Since 1996, PulseNet has connected foodborne illness cases together, using DNA "fingerprinting" of the bacteria making people sick, in order to detect and define outbreaks.
CDC’s new PulseNet website features lots of great information about this important resource.
And much more!
Visit the new PulseNet website at: http://www.cdc.gov/pulsenet/
CDC tracked 3 multistate outbreaks of foodborne illness during May:
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O121 Infections Linked to Farm Rich Brand Frozen Food Products
Global food safety shines in CDC's Center for Global Health
The newest issue of CDC Around the World, the Center for Global Health's popular newsletter, focuses on the issue of global food safety. Check out the features, including
Click here for previous newsletters, including information about our recent Vital Signs release on Listeria in vulnerable populations.