Food Safety — Medscape Commentaries
CDC Expert Commentaries on MedscapeExternal 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.
June 27, 2017
In this slideshow, CDC reviews noteworthy multistate outbreaks of enteric disease from 2016.
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.
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).
May 27, 2014
This slideshow highlights the signs and symptoms that can lead to the correct diagnosis and treatment of foodborne diseases.
November 21, 2013
Dr. Christopher Braden discusses the clinical impact of antibiotic-resistant, nontyphoidal Salmonella, often associated with foodborne outbreaks.
June 3, 2013
Dr. Barbara Mahon discusses testing challenges and prevention recommendations for clinicians regarding foodborne and enteric infections in children.
April 1, 2013
Dr. Agam Rao discusses how to recognize and treat botulism and addresses common clinical misperceptions about the illness.
December 17, 2012
Dr. Christopher Braden highlights facts about foodborne illnesses in special populations to help clinicians recognize and diagnose those at greatest risk.
February 27, 2012
Dr. Benjamin Silk presents key information on listeriosis in the aftermath of the large 2011 outbreak.
September 6, 2011
CDC Expert Dr. Rajal Mody discusses the health risks of eating raw sprouts.
July 26, 2011
Vanderbilt University expert Dr. William Schaffner tackles key questions about Salmonella.
May 16, 2011
CDC expert Dr. Rob Tauxe discusses the dangers of raw milk.