USA – CDC Led 24 Multi-State Foodborne Outbreak Investigations in 2018

Quality Assurance Mag

When two or more people get the same illness from the same contaminated food or drink, the event is called a foodborne disease outbreak.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), CDC was the lead public health agency on 24 multistate foodborne outbreak investigations in 2018.

Perhaps the most significant event CDC was involved in was the December romaine lettuce recall.  CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, Canada, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigated a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. coli O157:H7) infections linked to romaine lettuce from the Central Coastal growing regions in northern and central California.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s