Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation (CORE) Network

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking action to help prevent outbreaks of foodborne illnesses through the development of food safety prevention strategies for bulb onions and imported mushrooms.

The agency is working with industry, state, international and other partners on the development of several food safety prevention strategies.

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The table below shows outbreak investigations being managed by FDA’s CORE Response Teams so far this year. The investigations are in a variety of stages. Some outbreaks have limited information with investigations ongoing, others may be near completion.

The Food and Drug Administration will issue public health advisories for outbreak
Continue Reading FDA investigating 4 outbreaks including non-viral hepatitis linked to bottled water

Figuring out that pomegranate seeds from Turkey are likely what is responsible for infecting at least 132 people with Hepatitis A was unusually difficult, according to investigators at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The ongoing investigation into the outbreak, which spans 8 states, is “very, very complicated,” said Carla
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