Attempts to reduce food poisoning are failing as the U.S. incidence of foodborne illnesses continues to increase. Infections from five of eight pathogens tracked by the CDC are on the rise.
A quarterly report from the FDA shows contamination in some domestic and imported herbs and guacamole.
Such special testing programs by the FDA are ongoing for a variety of foods, including romaine lettuce.
In 2019, multiple outbreaks of cyclosporiasis were identified and found to be linked to different produce items, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
About 10 percent of ill…
Continue Reading U.S. cyclospora infections increasing; fresh produce behind many cases
The number of food safety incidents involving an international network declined based on figures from the most recent quarter.
The International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN) was part of 18 food safety events covering 50…
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Although the most recent confirmed illness onset date was July 26, the CDC waited until Monday to declare the end to a cyclosporiasis outbreak traced to basil from Mexico.
The tally of laboratory-confirmed patients stands…
Continue Reading CDC logs 241 confirmed victims in Cyclospora outbreak traced to basil
A huge decline in Cyclospora infections has been reported in Scotland in 2018 compared with previous years.
A total of 12 laboratory reports of Cyclospora were received by Health Protection Scotland (HPS) in 2018, compared…
Continue Reading Cyclospora, Giardia infections fall but Crypto climbs in Scotland
Parasite season, specifically Cyclospora season, is showing no signs of ending early this year, with the CDC reporting more than 1,600 people infected since May 1.
The laboratory-confirmed patients span 33 states and the District…
Continue Reading Cyclospora update shows more than 1,600 infected since May
Fresh basil exported by Siga Logistics de RL de CV of Morelos, Mexico is under investigation for a multistate outbreak of Cyclospora infections, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in
Some of their food might be exposing their customers to foodborne illness, say restauranters Joel and Heidi Gesiakowski. They’ve been letting customers of their Taste restaurant in Michigan’s South Haven know it might be making…
Continue Reading Parasites are most likely riding into southern Michigan on the fresh produce imports
For a month now people in New York have been testing positive for parasitic infections that health officials say appear to have a foodborne vector.
There are currently 11 laboratory-confirmed patients infected with the Cyclospora…
Continue Reading New York officials investigating Cyclospora outbreak among diners