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Illness Reporting: Is Increased Outreach Critical?
April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Most cases of foodborne illness are sporadic and are not part of the large multi-state outbreaks we hear so much about in the news. With sporadic cases we usually don’t get to figure out what causes them. During this webinar, the Partnership for Food Safety Education will highlight what we could learn if there were more reporting on foodborne illness, as well as what we might all do to encourage people to report when they have a foodborne illness.
To better improve foodborne illness surveillance, state and local health agencies are implementing innovative outreach programs for consumers that include centralized illness reporting systems that help reduce the number of foodborne illnesses that go unreported. These innovative systems that exist in several states have been praised by consumers and serve as national models as food safety regulators advance the concept of a nationally integrated food safety system. In addition, state and local health officials utilize social media in an attempt to determine the existence of illness occurring within their jurisdictions.
Guest speaker Steven Mandernach of the Association of Food and Drug Officials will discuss these innovative methods of surveillance.
*** CEUs available from ANFP, CDR and NEHA ***