The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, investigated a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections in the fall of 2020. The epidemiology and traceback investigation have determined that the outbreak was linked to leafy greens.
The FDA and CDC, in collaboration with state and local partners, have completed the investigation on two of three multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections in the U.S. this fall.
This new tool will share information on FDA foodborne illness outbreak investigations, even in their early stages and as soon as FDA begins its response to the outbreak. It will give consumers early awareness of developing multistate outbreaks that are occurring across the United States.
Kristen Pogreba-Brown, assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Arizona, said people get frustrated at why food outbreak investigations take so long, but there are many reasons.
The FDA and CDC, in collaboration with state and local partners, is investigating illnesses in a third multistate outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 infections this Fall.
FDA's Frank Yiannas said the agency is issuing the update early in the investigation "as part of our continued commitment to transparency and early communication. We are also working toward making a new resource available soon on our website to provide early updates on new and active investigations."
As of October 15, 2020, CDC reported a total of 101 cases across 17 states.
According to the CDC, the outbreak involving Salmonella contamination of onions appears to be over.
As of September 25, 2020, CDC has announced this outbreak is over. FDA’s traceback investigation is complete, however the cause or source of the outbreak has not been determined.
As of August 28, 2020, Canada, Singapore, and New Zealand have issued recalls of Prima Wawona peaches.