CDC Led 24 Multi-State Foodborne Outbreak Investigations in 2018

CDC Led 24 Multi-State Foodborne Outbreak Investigations in 2018

Perhaps the most significant event CDC was involved in was the December romaine lettuce recall.

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January 2, 2019

When two or more people get the same illness from the same contaminated food or drink, the event is called a foodborne disease outbreak.
 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), CDC was the lead public health agency on 24 multistate foodborne outbreak investigations in 2018.

Perhaps the most significant event CDC was involved in was the December romaine lettuce recall.  CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, Canada, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigated a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. coli O157:H7) infections linked to romaine lettuce from the Central Coastal growing regions in northern and central California.

Source: CDC.gov