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Category: foodborne disease

Food Safety: A changing landscape in a global world

World Health Day 2015

The food supply in the United States is constantly evolving. U.S. consumers want convenience, choice, and diversity in the foods they eat. The U.S. is importing more food than ever before in order to meet these demands. In 2009, imported food accounted for 17% of food consumed by Americans (up from 15% in 2004). [1] Read More >

Posted on by Laura Burnworth and Suzie Heitfeld3 CommentsTags , ,

When Food Bites Back: Think locally, act globally


    A new CDC Vital Signs Report on Food Safety points once again to a stubborn problem: that food can sometimes bite back and be deadly. We would be wise to heed its reminder—that more progress is needed to protect people and drive down foodborne illnesses in the United States and globally. Acting globally Read More >

Posted on by Robert Tauxe, M.D., M.P.H., Deputy Director, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases, and Dana Pitts, M.P.H., Associate Director of Communications 1 CommentTags ,