FDA continues investigations into several outbreaks of foodborne illnesses
The patient count continues to rise in an outbreak of infections from Salmonella Javiana.
Officials from the Food and Drug Administration report that the outbreak has now sickened at least 64 people. As of this past week, the patient count stood at 60 patients.
No cause has been identified for the ongoing outbreak. The FDA has not reported what states are involved or when the first illness was reported.
The FDA has begun onsite inspections, as well as traceback and sample analysis but has not reported what foods or beverages are being traced or sampled.
The table below shows ongoing outbreak investigations being managed by FDA’s CORE Response Teams. The investigations are in a variety of stages. Some outbreaks have limited information with active investigations ongoing, others may be near completion. The table below has been abbreviated to show only active investigations.
The Food and Drug Administration will issue public health advisories for outbreak investigations that result in “specific, actionable steps for consumers — such as throwing out or avoiding specific foods — to take to protect themselves,” according to the outbreak table page.
Not all recalls and alerts result in an outbreak of foodborne illness. Not all outbreaks result in recalls.
Outbreak investigations that do not result in specific, actionable steps for consumers may or may not conclusively identify a source or reveal any contributing factors, according to CORE’s outbreak table page. If a source(s) and/or contributing factors are identified that could inform future prevention, FDA commits to providing a summary of those findings, according to CORE officials.
Click here to visit the FDA page that has a complete list of outbreak investigations and links to outbreak information.
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