Vibrio vulnificus, a microorganism that can lead to severe skin breakdown and ulcers, was detected in a recently deceased individual from Suffolk County. Following this discovery, New York Governor Kathy Hochul has addressed New YorkersContinue Reading Death in New York possibly linked to oysters prompts updates on public health precautions
Climate change is expected to lead to an increase in foodborne infections and presents a growing public health risk in Germany, according to scientists.
One of a series of articles, published in the Robert Koch…Continue Reading Rise in foodborne diseases expected due to climate change
The Connecticut Department of Public Health is warning residents about the potential dangers of consuming raw shellfish and exposure to salt or brackish water along Long Island Sound, because of severe Vibrio vulnificus infections.
Since July 1…Continue Reading One dead in outbreak of Vibrio infections in Connecticut
Vibrio and Salmonella are the top bacterial pathogens linked to outbreaks in catering facilities, according to a decade of data from incidents in China.
From 2010 to 2020, China’s catering service facilities reported 18,331 outbreaks…Continue Reading China reveals decade of outbreak data from catering sites
A government program has found that foodborne illnesses have increased to pre-pandemic levels.
In a preliminary report, the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) says that enteric infections from food have returned to or exceed…Continue Reading Researchers find most foodborne illness rates have increased to pre-pandemic levels
According to a study in the United Kingdom, imported chicken and salmon were more likely to be contaminated than domestic products.
Researchers said the work, published in the journal Food Microbiology, demonstrated the diverse…Continue Reading Imported chicken and salmon show higher contamination, finds UK study
The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County is investigating a death related to a Vibrio vulnificus infection.
Public health officials did not release any other information about the death. They did not say where the patient…Continue Reading Florida officials report death of vibrio patient
New Zealand recently recorded a sharp increase in Vibrio parahaemolyticus infections.
In January this year, 30 illnesses were reported compared with three in the same month of 2021.
New Zealand Food Safety had previously reminded …
Continue Reading Officials in New Zealand report 10-fold increase in Vibrio infections
Climate change impacts such as higher average temperatures and more rain or droughts could increase the occurrence of some pathogens, according to a report from the Swedish Food Agency (Livsmedelsverket).
The report also looks at…
Continue Reading Sweden assesses impact of climate change on food safety
Two issues have been sent for further investigation according to the first annual report from an emerging food safety risk unit in the Netherlands.
Experts identified more than 20 areas and a couple of them…
Continue Reading Dutch emerging risk unit covered 20 topics in first year