National Surveillance of Bacterial Foodborne Illnesses (Enteric Diseases)

CDC collects, analyzes, and disseminates national surveillance data on bacterial foodborne illnesses in order to provide a national snapshot of the occurrence of infections transmitted commonly through food. Our goal is to decrease the burden of acute bacterial enteric illnesses in the United States. Experts in enteric diseases epidemiology and laboratory testing and analysis lead this effort.


Protecting people from deadly Listeria food poisoning.

Recipe for Food Safety

Protecting people from deadly Listeria food poisoning.

Home Canning

Home Canning and Botulism

Home canning can be deadly if not done correctly.

Atlas of Salmonella in U.S., 1968-2011

40+ years of surveillance at your fingertips

Download the Salmonella Atlas in its entirety or any of 32 individual serotype reports.

Recently Posted Reports


Cholera and Other Vibrio Illness Surveillance (COVIS)




Shiga Toxin-producing Escherichia Coli (STEC)

Typhoid and Paratyphoid Fever