FDA investigating new E. coli outbreak; adds more to patient count in Salmonella outbreak

FDA investigating new E. coli outbreak; adds more to patient count in Salmonella outbreak

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The Food and Drug Administration is investigating a new E. Coli outbreak linked to baby spinach that has sickened10 people across seven states. The spinach was distributed nationwide. For more information click here.

The agency has also announced an increase in the number of patients in an ongoing Salmonella outbreak with 892 people across 38 states now confirmed sick. For more information click here.

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.

Fda Outbreak Table 11 17 21
Click on chart to enlarge. Use link above to go to FDA page with links to specific outbreaks.

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