No new information from FDA on 4 outbreaks

No new information from FDA on 4 outbreaks

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CLARIFICATION: An earlier version of this story stated that the FDA update did not include information about an outbreak related to salami sticks. Meat products are not regulated by FDA, but rather the USDA. Click here to visit the USDA’s outbreak page.

The Food and Drug Administration is currently investigating four foodborne illness outbreaks.

No information on what foods are being traced or what sites are being inspected has been released, according to information reported Wednesday by the FDA.

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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