Germany faces largest E. coli outbreak since 2011

Since December, Germany has been up against its largest E. coli O157 outbreak in years. At least 30 people have become sick, resulting in the loss of one life.

The culprit? It’s believed to be ground or minced meat being sold at multiple stores within the country.

“Based on the investigations to date, we suspect […]

New food safety measures hope to decrease foodborne illness outbreaks

Food safety has been on the minds of many political officials lately as a final ruling regarding mechanically tenderized beef was made this week, along with the introduction of two new food safety bills that have the potential to strengthen the federal food safety system.

First, after three years of debate, the U.S. Department of […]

Report IDs food sources for 4 common pathogens

A new report outlining the foods most prone to pathogens was recently released by the Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (IFSAC), a partnership of several organizations including the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Titled “Foodborne Illness Source Attribution Estimates for Salmonella, […]

CDC: STEC infections have declined since 2006, Salmonella infections have risen

Rates of infection from Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) have fallen slightly in the past five years, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Friday.

In 2006, there were 590 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection caused by STEC. In 2011, the most recent available data, there were 463 infections, according to […]