Foodborne Disease Outbreaks

Toxoplasma gondii. Picture: Getty/Dr_Microbe

EU experts rank foodborne parasite importance

By Joseph James Whitworth

Echinococcus multilocularis and Toxoplasma gondii are the most important foodborne parasites (FBP) in terms of public health for Europe, according to a study.

Fish and chicken were associated with the most outbreaks. Picture: ©iStock/shotsstudio

Fish and chicken associated with most outbreaks

By Joseph James Whitworth

Fish and chicken remain the two categories associated with the most foodborne outbreaks, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

E.coli O157 outbreaks by transmission mode and year 2003–2012

E.coli outbreaks grow and beef is top cause

By Joseph James Whitworth

There were more E. coli O157 outbreaks during 2003–2012 than the previous 20 years, possibly due to improvements in surveillance, according to research.

CDC surveillance report on pathogens linked to deaths

Top 6 deadliest foodborne pathogens

By Joseph James Whitworth

Salmonella ranks as the pathogen most linked to deaths after a decade-long Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) surveillance report.

Life Technologies now offers its foodborne pathogen testing kits worldwide.

Food safety kits go global

By Jenni Spinner

Life Technologies is expanding its range of foodborne pathogen test kits to customers around the globe.


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