CDC on the peanut butter outbreak
The CDC has just published its latest MMWR (Morbitity and Mortality Weekly Report) on the epidemiology of the peanut butter outbreak. The good news: the number of cases seems to be going down. Take a look at the charts. The epidemic peaked from mid-November to mid-December but the peak in reporting the cases came a month later. That’s why yesterday’s congressional hearing had so much to say about the need for FDA and CDC to work together to speed up the reporting ( or so reporters tell me). And, thankfully, about the need to give FDA recall authority.