Emerging foodborne pathogens: keeping your patients and your families safe.

@article{Oldfield2001EmergingFP,
  title={Emerging foodborne pathogens: keeping your patients and your families safe.},
  author={Edward C. Oldfield},
  journal={Reviews in gastroenterological disorders},
  year={2001},
  volume={1 4},
  pages={177-86}
}
Changes in food production and societal pressures have led to a continuing increase in the incidence of foodborne illness. Many pathogens are associated with specific foods, e.g., E. coli O157:H7 with hamburgers or Salmonella with eggs. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recently approved irradiation for sterilization of meat, but public acceptance of irradiated food is low. Because contaminated foods are seldom detected before they reach store shelves, care in food preparation by… CONTINUE READING