Employing advanced genetic-tracing techniques and sharing the data produced in real time could limit the spread of bacteria -- Bacillus cereus -- which cause foodborne illness, according to researchers who implemented whole-genome sequencing of a pathogen-outbreak investigation.
The replication of a bacterial virus is not necessary to cause lethal disease in a mouse model of a food-borne pathogen called Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC), according to a study published January 10 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Sowmya Balasubramanian, John Leong and
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its proposal to create a separate regulatory category for antisep
FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, has issued the following statement on the current romaine lettuce E. coli O157:H7 outbreak investigation:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CD), public health and regulatory officials in several states, Canada, and the FDA are investigating a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. coli O157:H7) infections.
Many vendors at farmers markets take inadequate precautions to prevent the spread of foodborne illness, and they should be trained to reduce food-safety risks, according to Penn State researchers who completed the final phase of an innovative five-year study.
A new study using antimicrobial susceptibility testing and whole genome sequencing to test extended spectrum beta lactamase (ESBL) producing E.
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, has issued the following statement regarding the agency's ongoing efforts to prevent foodborne outbreaks of Cyclospora: "The safety of the American food supply is one of the U.S.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S.
More than half of the severe listeriosis cases in the European Union belong to clusters, many of which are not being picked up fast enough by the current surveillance system, suggests a new article published in Eurosurveillance.