New Outbreak Investigation Info Available
CDC has added information on active investigations of possible multistate foodborne disease outbreaks to its website as part of a multi-agency effort to improve transparency and public communication on these investigations. CDC coordinated with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture—Food Safety Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) to launch new outbreak investigation webpages. CDC’s Active Investigation Table shows the number of possible Listeria, Salmonella, and Shiga toxin-producing E. coli outbreak investigations that CDC is coordinating. FDAexternal icon and USDA-FSIS’sexternal icon tables will list investigations that may involve products regulated by those agencies and some information on their investigational activities.
CDC’s table will include all active multistate investigations, even if a food hasn’t been linked to the outbreak. CDC will continue to post more detailed outbreak notices to warn consumers about a specific food linked to illness when the food is still available and could continue to make people sick.
The federal agency tables will be updated weekly.
Planning your holiday baking? Get food safety tips and educational resources at a Twitter party this Thursday, Dec. 3. The Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE) is organizing the holiday baking Twitter party, with participation from FoodSafety.govexternal icon, CDC, and others, to provide information you can use during the holiday season and year-round. Happy baking—and wait to sample your goodies after they’re baked! Raw dough and batter can contain germs from raw flour or eggs that can make you sick.
Twitter Party Information:
- Thursday, Dec. 3
- 2–3 p.m. EST
- Join the conversation using hashtag #HolidayBaking.