foodborne outbreak response

Ready or Not: Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism, 2019

One lesson from recent events is that emergencies happen. And happen often. From disease outbreaks to natural disasters to man-made crises, the stakes are high: Americans face serious health risks and even death with increasing…

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…

Template for Including FSIS in Foodborne Illness Outbreak Response Procedures

The United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) developed a recommended template that may be adapted by public health partners (e.g., state health and agriculture departments) for including FSIS in foodborne illness…

Retail Program Standards Blog Series: Standard 3

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…

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…