Monday, March 30, 2020

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FDA launched 7 foodborne disease probes in first 6 months of 2019

Seven outbreaks of foodborne illnesses have been reported so far this year, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The FDA defines foodborne outbreaks as when at least two people suffer from the same malady after consuming a tainted food or drink product.

The federal agency conducts probes into such outbreaks to limit additional illnesses from occurring. Such investigations may result in food recalls to ensure safety.


2019 FDA Investigations of Foodborne Outbreaks

Food ProductBacteria InvolvedLast Illness Onset
ADM Milling Co. FlourE. Coli O26April 18, 2019
Del Monte Vegetable TraysSalmonella InfantisApril 27, 2019
TahiniSalmonella ConcordMay 2, 2019
Frozen Ground TunaSalmonella NewportMarch 20, 2019
Pre-cut MelonsSalmonella CarrauMay 1, 2019
California Romaine LettuceE. Coli O157Dec. 4, 2018
TahiniSalmonella ConcordJan. 3, 2019
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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