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Food Safety — Medscape Commentaries

CDC Expert Commentaries on Medscape are part of a collaboration between CDC and Medscape. They are designed to deliver CDC's authoritative guidance directly to Medscape's physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals. The Division contributes regular Medscape commentaries, including those below.

	Several notable and complicated multistate foodborne outbreaks were investigated in 2015.

An Alarming Trend: Multistate Foodborne Illness Outbreaks
June 28, 2016
Several notable and complicated multistate foodborne outbreaks were investigated in 2015. These outbreaks were caused by a wide range of contaminated foods, including ice cream, raw vegetables, sprouted nut butters, and Mexican-style restaurant meals.

	Food Outbreaks: The Most Wanted List Slide

Food Outbreaks: The Most Wanted List
May 11, 2015
Reflecting on recent outbreaks of foodborne illness can yield important lessons for the prevention of further outbreaks. This slideshow features recent outbreaks of human illness traced to a food source that was previously unrecognized as a cause of infection (such as raw cashew cheese) or a repeat offender (such as poultry).

	Plate of fried rice

5 Cases of Food Poisoning: Can You Identify the Pathogen?
May 27, 2014
This slideshow highlights the signs and symptoms that can lead to the correct diagnosis and treatment of foodborne diseases.

	Dr. Christopher Braden discusses the clinical impact of antibiotic resistant, nontyphoidal Salmonella, often associated with foodborne outbreaks - Medscape

Clinical Impact of Antibiotic-Resistant Salmonella
November 21, 2013
Dr. Christopher Braden discusses the clinical impact of antibiotic-resistant, nontyphoidal Salmonella, often associated with foodborne outbreaks.

	Dr. Barbara Mahon discusses testing challenges and prevention recommendations for clinicians regarding foodborne and enteric infections in children - Medscape

Foodborne and Enteric Infections in Children
June 3, 2013
Dr. Barbara Mahon discusses testing challenges and prevention recommendations for clinicians regarding foodborne and enteric infections in children.

	Dr. Agam Rao

Botulism: Countering Common Clinical Misperceptions
April 1, 2013
Dr. Agam Rao discusses how to recognize and treat botulism and addresses common clinical misperceptions about the illness.

	Slideshow: This slideshow presents new and unusual foods, including pet food and imported food, linked to outbreaks that occurred in 2012. It also provides tips for clinicians on what they can tell patients to do to protect themselves, and it illustrates how some people are at higher risk for infection than others.. - Medscape

Major Foodborne Illness Outbreaks of 2012
January 29, 2013
This slideshow presents new and unusual foods, including pet food and imported food, linked to outbreaks that occurred in 2012. It also provides tips for clinicians on what they can tell patients to do to protect themselves, and it illustrates how some people are at higher risk for infection than others.

	Dr. Christopher Braden highlights key facts about foodborne illnesses in special populations to help clinicians recognize and diagnose those at greatest risk. - Medscape

Suspecting Foodborne Illnesses in Special Populations: Quick Facts for Providers
December 17, 2012
Dr. Christopher Braden highlights facts about foodborne illnesses in special populations to help clinicians recognize and diagnose those at greatest risk.

	Dr. Benjamin Silk presents key information on Listeriosis in the aftermath of the large 2011 outbreak - Medscape - Medscape

Listeria: Food Poisoning's Rare but Deadly Germ
February 27, 2012
Dr. Benjamin Silk presents key information on listeriosis in the aftermath of the large 2011 outbreak.

	The Major Foodborne Illness Outbreaks of 2011 - Medscape

The Major Foodborne Illness Outbreaks of 2011
December 19, 2011
This slideshow highlights outbreaks and other events related to food safety that occurred in 2011. Compiled by Medscape and reviewed by Dr. Robert Tauxe, Deputy Director, CDC's Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases, it highlights the role played by CDC and other state and federal agencies in efforts to improve food safety in the US.

	Dr. Rajal Mody - Hold the Raw Sprouts, Please - Medscape

Hold the Raw Sprouts, Please
September 6, 2011
CDC Expert Dr. Rajal Mody discusses the health risks of eating raw sprouts.

	Schaffners interview on medscape

Savvy about Salmonella?
July 26, 2011
Vanderbilt University expert Dr. William Schaffner tackles key questions about Salmonella.

	Rob Tauxe - Dont Get Raw Milk - Medscape

Got Milk? Don't Get Raw Milk! A Cautionary Tale.
May 16, 2011
CDC expert Dr. Rob Tauxe discusses the dangers of raw milk.

	Barbara Mahon - Foodborne Illness - Medscape

Foodborne Illness: A Handy Overview
January 24, 2011
CDC expert Dr. Barbara Mahon discusses the serious and widespread nature of foodborne illness.
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