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Tag: Outbreak

Outbreaks caused by eating contaminated sprouts--“sproutbreaks”--have occurred every year in the United States since at least 1995. These episodes have taught us that sprouts are a risky food to eat.

Sprouts were found to be the cause of a devastating outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing ...

Posted in: Reports and Recalls
Tagged: Sprouts | Raw | Outbreak

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.

Posted in: Labels

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 ...

Tagged: Outbreak | Norovirus

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. 

When a group of people consume ...