CDC Around the World: Food Safety and More...

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CDC Around the World
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June 11, 2013
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IN THIS MESSAGE:
Photo of a woman selling fruit at a fruit stand.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Foodborne diseases are preventable yet common causes of
illness, disability, and death worldwide. View full-sized photo
Spotlighted Topic of the Week: Food Safety
In the News
On the Calendar
 
Spotlighted Topic of the Week: Global Food Safety
Blog of the Week
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 means sharing solutions and resources throughout the world to make food safer…read blog
Blog of the Week
Infographic of the Week
TRACING THE FOOD BACK TO THE SOURCE
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Diagram illustrating the tracing of food back to its source
Video of the Week
FOOD SAFETY IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY | A HISTORY OF FOOD SAFETY
Since the beginning of time, when men and women hunted and gathered food for their families, food safety has been critically important. We found new lands, discovered new trading routes, and early ways to globalize food trade. And then science came along with increasing discoveries…view video
Video: Food Safety in a Global Economy
Story of the Week
PULSENET INTERNATIONAL: TRACKING FOODBORNE DISEASE OUTBREAKS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
In February 2007, millions of Americans heard news reports about a large multi-state outbreak of Salmonella traced to peanut butter produced in Georgia. Because foodborne disease outbreaks do not respect borders, and with increasing international trade of food, CDC's PulseNet program was also working closely with federal and international partners to ensure global detection of the outbreak…read story
Story of the Week: PulseNet International
In the News

Nodding Syndrome: A Devastating Medical Mystery In Uganda (NPR)

After Years Of War, Ugandan Children Face New Deadly Threat (NPR)

Northern Sudan Set to Eliminate River Blindness (Voice of America)

Anti-smoking ads increase odds of quitting in 14 countries (MMWR)

On the Calendar

June 14: World Blood Donor Day
June 15: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
June 19: World Sickle Cell Day
June 20: World Refugee Day
July 11: World Population Day