O'Reilly logo

Case Studies in Food Safety and Authenticity by Jeffrey Hoorfar

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

4

Investigating a large outbreak of salmonellosis in the US involving fresh produce

M.A. Smith,     Food and Drug Administration (FDA), USA

J. Hoorfar,     Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Abstract:

Fresh produce is an important part of a healthy diet. However, produce is susceptible to contamination with pathogens. Identifying the food vehicle responsible for an outbreak is critical to minimizing the public health and economic impacts of an outbreak. Identifying the food vehicle and its source may also help prevent future outbreaks. The case study describes an especially challenging investigation of an outbreak of salmonellosis that occurred in the US in 2008.

Key words

fresh produce

tracing

recall

pathogen

outbreak

4.1 Introduction ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required