What YOU can do to practice #foodsafety on Super Bowl Sunday

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National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases

Highlights of our recent work to prevent the spread of infectious diseases


February 2018

Outbreak Linked to Raw Sprouts

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A multistate outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo infections has been linked to raw sprouts served on sandwiches at Jimmy John’s restaurants in several states. Raw and lightly cooked sprouts are a known source of foodborne illness.


Be Antibiotics Aware: What Everyone Should Know

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Did you know that antibiotics only treat bacterial infections? Are you aware that colds, flu, most sore throats, bronchitis, and many sinus and ear infections are caused by viruses?

If you take antibiotics when they’re not needed, they won’t help you – and the side effects can still hurt you. Check out this chart to find out which common illnesses are usually viral or bacterial and when antibiotics are necessary.


Super Bowl Food Safety Tips

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Tackling a buffet on Super Bowl Sunday? Make sure your gathering is memorable for all the right reasons and learn more about these rules:

1. Keep it clean

2. Cook it well

3. Keep it safe

4. Watch the time

5. Avoid mix-ups

6. Store and reheat leftovers the right way