foodborne illness

Provide Feedback on the CIFOR Guidelines

The Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (CIFOR) invites you to complete a brief content review survey of the second edition of the CIFOR Guidelines. Information collected here will be used to inform revisions in…

Defending Retail Food Supplies from Food Terrorism in Cuyahoga County, Ohio

By: Jim Armstrong, MS, RS, Program Manager, Environmental Public Health Services, Cuyahoga County Board of Health Importance of Food Defense In 2004, Tommy Thompson, former director of the Department of Health and Human Services, famously said,…

Seeking Nominations: 2017 Environmental Public Health Team Award

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is currently accepting nominations for the John J. Guzewich Environmental Public Health Team Award. This award aims to promote the critical role of local, state, tribal and territorial environmental public…

New MMWR: Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) highlighting data from the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet), which accounts for 15% of the U.S. population. The report…

Hog Roast Outbreaks Highlight Efforts to Strengthen Public Health Partnerships

By William Lanier, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, Senior Epidemiologist, Karen Becker, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, Director of Applied Epidemiology, and Gabrielle Johnston, MPH, Public Affairs Specialist, United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service September highlights two important and…

Celebrating National Food Safety Education Month

Foodborne illnesses have been headlining the news in recent years, from Chipotle’s 2015 Norovirus outbreaks to the recent contamination of strawberries imported to the U.S. from Egypt that sparked cases of Hepatitis A. September marks…