foodborne outbreak

NACCHO Sharing Session: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Investigating Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

Foodborne illness in the United States is estimated to sicken 48 million people, cause more than 128,000 hospitalizations, and lead to 3,000 deaths every year. A multidisciplinary approach to investigating foodborne illness outbreaks involving staff…

Findings from CDC’s National Environmental Assessment Reporting System

Most foodborne outbreaks occur in retail food establishments like restaurants. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) looked at 403 foodborne outbreaks reported to CDC’s National Environmental Assessment Reporting System (NEARS). An environmental assessment…

Retail Program Standards Blog Series: Standard 7

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (Retail Program Standards) are designed to help food regulatory programs enhance the services they provide to the public. This post is…

Foodborne Illness Outbreaks at Retail Establishments, 2014–2016

State and local public health departments report hundreds of foodborne illness outbreaks each year to CDC and are primarily responsible for investigations of these outbreaks. Typically, investigations involve epidemiology, laboratory, and environmental health components. Health…

Retail Program Standards Blog Series: Standard 5

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (Retail Program Standards) are designed to help food regulatory programs enhance the services they provide to the public. This post is…

Online Course on Navigating a Foodborne Outbreak

Navigating a Foodborne Outbreak: Preparation for Interprofessional Practice is a self-paced, interactive learning module from CDC’s Academic Partnerships to Improve Health that demonstrates the importance of interprofessional practice among health professionals to improve and protect population…