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Bad Bug Book  

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Bad Bug Book


A handbook produced by the US Food and Drug Administration, which provides basic facts regarding food-borne pathogenic microorganisms and natural toxins. The text is based on information provided by the FDA, CDC, USDA Food Safety Inspection Service, and the NIH. 

Contents Bad Bug Book

• Pathogenic bacteria Salmonella spp., Clostridium botulinum, Staphylococcus aureus, Campylobacter jejuni, Yersinia enterocolitica and Yersinia pseudotuberculosis, Listeria monocytogenes, Vibrio cholerae O1, Vibrio cholerae non-O1, Vibrio parahaemolyticus and other vibrios, Vibrio vulnificus, Clostridium perfringens, Bacillus cereus, Aeromonas hydrophila and other spp., Plesiomonas shigelloides, Shigella spp., miscellaneous enterics, Streptococcus, enterovirulent Eschericia coli, enterotoxigenic Eschericia coli (ETEC), enteropathogenic Eschericia coli  (EPEC), Escherichia coli O157:H7 enterohemorrhagic Eschericia coli (EHEC), enteroinvasive Eschericia coli (EIEC)

• Parasitic protozoa and worms Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba histolytica, Cryptosporidium parvum, Cyclospora cayetanensis, Anisakis sp. and related worms, Diphyllobothrium spp., Nanophyetus spp., Eustrongylides spp., Acanthamoeba and other free-living amoebae, Ascaris lumbricoides and Trichuris trichiura

• Viruses Hepatitis A virus, hepatitis E virus, rotavirus, Norwalk virus group

• Other pathogenic agents–e.g., prions, spongiform encephalopathies

• Natural toxins Ciguatera poisoning, shellfish toxins (PSP, DSP, NSP, ASP), scombroid poisoning, tetrodotoxin (puffer fish), mushroom toxins, aflatoxins, pyrrolizidine alkaloids, phytohaemagglutinin (red kidney bean poisoning), grayanotoxin (honey intoxication)   

Synonyms Foodborne Pathogenic Microorganisms & Natural Toxins Handbook


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