FDA continuing 3 investigations into outbreaks of foodborne illnesses

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The table below shows outbreak investigations being managed by FDA’s CORE Response Teams so far this year. The investigations are in a variety of stages. Some outbreaks have limited information with investigations ongoing, others may be near completion.

The Food and Drug Administration will issue public health advisories for outbreak investigations that have resulted 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.

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 sources and/or contributing factors are identified that could inform future prevention, FDA commits to providing a summary of those findings, according to CORE officials.

To use active links represented in this table, please click here to go to the current table on the FDA’s website. Outbreaks from Nov. 18, 2020, through the end of 2020 are listed in a separate table on the same web page.

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