foodborne illness

Free CDC-Funded Online Trainings Available on Foodborne Outbreak Investigations and Team Development

The Tennessee Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence (TN CoE) is offering free, online, and self-paced training courses focused on foodborne outbreak investigations. In collaboration with the TN CoE, the Center for Agriculture and Food…

Retail Program Standards Self-Assessment and Verification Audit Workshops

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be presenting the National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards Self-Assessment and Verification Audit Workshop in conjunction with the National Environmental Health Association’s 2019 Annual Educational Conference in…

Using Yelp Restaurant Reviews to Identify Foodborne Illness

By Dede Vilven, Enteric Epidemiologist, Salt Lake County Health Department (SLCoHD) The Salt Lake County Health Department (SLCoHD) serves approximately 1.1 million people in the greater Salt Lake City area. To keep the population safe and…

Video Testimonials from FDA to Enhance Retail Food Safety

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released two video testimonials to educate retail and foodservice employees on the potentially life-threatening consequences of poor food safety practices. Both videos are under 10 minutes long and feature…

New Videos on Foodborne Disease Outbreak Response

The Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (CIFOR) created two short videos about the council’s history and free online resources. Please view and share these videos with your partners and colleagues: Overview of the Council…

FDA Investigates Multistate Outbreak of Cyclospora Illnesses Linked to Fresh Express Salad Mix Served at McDonald’s

The FDA, CDC, and state and local officials are investigating a multi-state outbreak of cyclosporiasis illnesses likely linked to salads from McDonald’s restaurants As of August 2, 2018, a total of 395 laboratory-confirmed cases of…

Surveillance for Foodborne Disease Outbreaks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a study on “Surveillance for Foodborne Disease Outbreaks — United States, 2009–2015” in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The Foodborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance System (FDOSS)…