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.

This slideshow reviews noteworthy multistate outbreaks of enteric disease from 2016.
What Foods Are Making People Sick? Recent Major OutbreaksExternal
June 27, 2017
In this slideshow, CDC reviews noteworthy multistate outbreaks of enteric disease from 2016.
Several notable and complicated multistate foodborne outbreaks were investigated in 2015.
An Alarming Trend: Multistate Foodborne Illness OutbreaksExternal
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 ListExternal
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?External
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 SalmonellaExternal
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 ChildrenExternal
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 MisperceptionsExternal
April 1, 2013
Dr. Agam Rao discusses how to recognize and treat botulism and addresses common clinical misperceptions about the illness.
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 ProvidersExternal
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 GermExternal
February 27, 2012
Dr. Benjamin Silk presents key information on listeriosis in the aftermath of the large 2011 outbreak.
Dr. Rajal Mody - Hold the Raw Sprouts, Please - Medscape
Hold the Raw Sprouts, PleaseExternal
September 6, 2011
CDC Expert Dr. Rajal Mody discusses the health risks of eating raw sprouts.
Schaffner's interview on medscape
Savvy about Salmonella?External
July 26, 2011
Vanderbilt University expert Dr. William Schaffner tackles key questions about Salmonella.
Rob Tauxe - Don't Get Raw Milk - Medscape
Got Milk? Don’t Get Raw Milk! A Cautionary Tale.External
May 16, 2011
CDC expert Dr. Rob Tauxe discusses the dangers of raw milk.
Barbara Mahon - Foodborne Illness - Medscape
Foodborne Illness: A Handy OverviewExternal
January 24, 2011
CDC expert Dr. Barbara Mahon discusses the serious and widespread nature of foodborne illness. 

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