Food Safety Summit

Food Safety Summit Register

Calendar Icon Tuesday, October 20  Time Icon2:30pm - 3:30pm


S12: Foodborne Outbreaks in the News



Foodborne diseases due to known pathogens are estimated to cause 9.4 million illnesses each year in the United States. Preventing recurrences is an important reason for detecting and investigating foodborne outbreaks. This session will present an outbreak from 3 different perspectives which reinforces the need for food safety controls all along the farm-to-table continuum: Outbreaks of E. coli O157:H7 Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce, 2019: (1)Wisconsin officials have found E. coli O157:H7 in an unopened bag; (2) Minnesota illness linked to national E. coli outbreak associated with romaine lettuce (3) E. coli Outbreak Over, CDC Lifts Advisory Against Certain Romaine Lettuce

Kelly Vilen, MPH, Infectious disease epidemiologist, Minnesota Department of Health
Laura Gieraltowski, PhD, MPH, Lead, Foodborne Outbreak Response Team, Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Sarah Koske, DVM, MPH, Recall and Emergency Response Coordinator, Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Polakshee Gogoi, MPH, , Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP)

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