By Howard Seltzer, FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Taking the handling instructions on food labels seriously can go a long way toward keeping you and your family healthy. By contrast, ignoring the labels can lead to very serious illnesses. Here are some recent examples.
By Aron J. Hall, Epidemiologist, Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Have you recently heard about something called “norovirus” in the news? You probably have, although it’s sometimes referred to as “food poisoning” or the “stomach flu.” Norovirus is very common and very contagious. In fact, a recent ...
By Laura A. Bettencourt, Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer for the CDC’s Enteric Disease Epidemiology Branch
I work in a group at CDC that investigates foodborne illnesses in the United States — illnesses like salmonellosis and E. coli infection. One challenge we face during an outbreak investigation is trying to figure out the source of the outbreak.