The number of foodborne illness outbreaks caused by imported food appears to be growing as the food supply becomes more globalized, with imported fish and spices the biggest culprits, according to new research from the CDC.
Effective media communication can be crucial to prevent the spread of foodborne illness outbreaks and to avoid misinformation, global government officials said at a meeting to discuss lessons learned from recent outbreaks.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said it is seeking someone to fill the newly created position of chief outbreak director, putting one person in charge of foodborne illness outbreaks, the FDA has said.
On a summer’s day in 1906 Theodore Roosevelt pushed through new food safety regulation. The Food and Drugs Act passed that day over 100 years ago was the last time the US food safety system was modernized.