Food Safety Resources

Water safety and quality

Waterborne disease agents; surveillance and outbreaks

Aug 2011

Toxins from Cyanobacteria

Human exposure to cyanobacterial toxins primarily occurs through ingestion of contaminated water or shellfish, with some additional exposure through dietary supplements, other foods, and aerosols from lakes with cyanobacterial blooms. This review addresses recent information on microcystins, β-methylamino-L-alanine, paralytic shellfish toxins, and anatoxin-a.
Appendix: Earlier review on the alga Pfiesteria (1998).

import_contacts Food Safety Brief

Nov 2010

Water Safety and Quality

Waterborne disease agents; surveillance and outbreaks.

import_contacts Food Safety Brief

Oct 2003

Foodborne Parasites

Protozoa, Tapeworms, Anisakis, Trichinella, lung and liver flukes, Ascaris.
Appendix: Earlier review on Cryptosporidium and Cyclospora: Protozoan parasites, waterborne outbreaks, contamination of fresh produce (1996).

import_contacts Food Safety Brief

Nov 1998

Non-Cholera Vibrios

Vibrio vulnificus, V. parahaemolyticus; shellfish; wound infections.

import_contacts Food Safety Brief

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