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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Hold the Raw Sprouts, Please
September 6, 2011
CDC Expert Dr. Rajal Mody discusses the health risks of eating raw sprouts.
Savvy about Salmonella?
July 26, 2011
Vanderbilt University expert Dr. William Schaffner tackles key questions about Salmonella.
Got Milk? Don't Get Raw Milk! A Cautionary Tale.
May 16, 2011
CDC expert Dr. Rob Tauxe discusses the dangers of raw milk.
Foodborne Illness: A Handy Overview
January 24, 2011
CDC expert Dr. Barbara Mahon discusses the serious and widespread nature of foodborne illness.