Sep 10, 2020
The U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE has released updated cost estimates of Value of Statistical Life (VSL) and Consumer Price Indexes. The full report can be found here: https://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/cost-estimates-of-foodborne-illne...
Sep 4, 2020
The CDC has released an update regarding the outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis infections linked to peaches:
As of August 27, 2020, a total of 78 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella enteritidis have been reported from 12 states.
Illnesses started on dates ranging from June 29, 2020, to August 3, 2020.
23 hospitalizations have been reported. No deaths have been reported.
More information can be found on the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/enteritidis-08-20/index.html
Aug 26, 2020
The CDC has released a great webpage with tips to avoid getting sick with COVID-19:
Aug 18, 2020
The CDC has released an update regarding multistate outbreaks of Salmonella infections linked to contact with poultry in backyard flocks.
Since late June 2020, 473 more ill people were added to this investigation.
More information regarding the outbreak is available at the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/backyardpoultry-05-20/index.html
Aug 11, 2020
The CDC and the FDA are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections linked to onions. For more information regarding the outbreak, and detailed information about the recall, click on the link below:
Aug 7, 2020
The FDA has released a document that shares the proper food safety precautions to take before, during, and after a power outage:
To learn more about food safety during power outages, watch the video below from the FDA:
Jul 20, 2020
The CDC has created a new webpage, Food and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), which provides helpful information on commonly asked questions about handling food packages; tips for safely shopping for groceries and buying meat in bulk; and tips on maintaining good nutrition even if your eating or grocery-shopping habits have changed.
Jul 13, 2020
The CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/) has complied food safety tips to help everyone stay safe this summer while enjoying their favorite foods:
CDC and Foodsafety.gov: The basics of food safety
How to Grill Safely: How to handle food and grilling tools, and check cooking temperatures
Oysters and Vibriosis: Most illnesses from eating raw oysters occur in summer
Say No to Raw Dough: Tips to stay healthy when handling homemade raw dough or batter
Jul 6, 2020
National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), representing the country’s nearly 3,000 local health departments, released new data documenting the impact of the COVID-19 response on important food safety programs that regulate, inspect, and license food service establishments, provide food safety education, and respond to outbreaks of food-borne illness.
Full article can be found here: https://www.naccho.org/blog/articles/covid-and-food-safety
Jun 29, 2020
CDC Announces Outbreaks of Salmonella Infections Linked to Backyard Poultry and Cyclospora Infections in the Midwestern U.S. Linked to Bagged Salad Mix: