foodborne outbreak response

2019 Joint PulseNet/OutbreakNet East Coast Regional Meeting

The Association of Public Health Laboratories, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists invite you to attend the 2019 Joint PulseNet/OutbreakNet East Coast Regional Meeting…

Environmental Health Travel Scholarships Available for Food Safety Meeting

Attend the 2019 Joint PulseNet/OutbreakNet East Coast Regional Meeting to be held on January 15-17, 2019 in Tampa, FL.  This meeting will bring together laboratorians, epidemiologists and environmental health specialists involved with foodborne and enteric disease…

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…

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…

Navigating a Foodborne Outbreak: Preparation for Interprofessional Practice

The Academic Partnership to Improve Health released a CDC-funded online learning module called “Navigating a Foodborne Outbreak: Preparation for Interprofessional Practice.” The module focuses on the collaboration necessary among health professionals to protect the public…

EATS 102: New CDC Course for Investigating Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

The skills needed to investigate outbreaks of foodborne illness are different from those needed to inspect restaurants. EATS 101 and 102, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), address environmental assessments and the critical…

Deadly Listeria Outbreaks in Australia and South Africa

A fatal Listeria outbreak in Australia has a case fatality rate as high as 28%. As of March 19, 2018, 19 confirmed cases have been reported in Australia alone, all of which are linked with…

The National Environmental Assessment Reporting System (NEARS) and Contributing Factors to Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) NEARS program captures environmental assessment data including information on key factors that contribute to foodborne illness outbreaks. The data reporting system can benefit food safety programs within…

Strengthening Surveillance of and Response to Foodborne Diseases

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a manual on “Strengthening surveillance of and response to foodborne diseases.” The manual describes how countries can strengthen their current surveillance and response activities for foodborne diseases and…