Resources

 

Center of Excellence Resources

+Epidemiology


PUBLICATIONS

5/20/2013
Bad Bug Book, 2nd Ed.  FDA
View Article: http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Food/FoodborneIllnessContaminants/UCM297627.pdf
Description: The second edition of the Bad Bug Book, released in 2012, provides current information about the major known agents that cause foodborne illness. Each chapter in this book is about a pathogen—a bacterium, virus, or parasite—or a natural toxin that can contaminate food and cause illness. The book contains scientific and technical information about the major pathogens that cause these kinds of illnesses.

4/22/2015
Evaluation of Florida Foodborne Illness and Outbreak Response Using the CIFOR Performance Measures 2013  Florida Center of Excellence
Download File: CIFOR Metrics 2013 FINAL.docx
Description: This evaluation analyzed state-level data using the 16 CIFOR performance metrics to measure epidemiology, laboratory, and environmental health factors in relation to foodborne diseases.

11/15/2013
Outbreak Case Log: Day Care Facility Gastrointestinal Illness  Florida Department of Health
Download File: Day Care Facility GI Outbreak Case Log.zip
Description: Microsoft Excel document of a case log to track an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness in a day care facility.

11/15/2013
Outbreak Case Log: Long-term Care Facility Gastrointestinal Illness  Florida Department of Health
Download File: Long Term Care Facility GI Outbreak Case Log.zip
Description: Microsoft Excel document of a case log to track an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness in a long-term care facility.

11/15/2013
Outbreak Case Log: School Gastrointestinal Illness  Florida Department of Health
Download File: SCHOOL GI OUTBREAK CASE LOG.zip
Description: Microsoft Excel document of a case log to track an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness in a school.

11/3/2014
Study of Retail Food Establishment Inspection Scoring and Grading Systems  NACCHO
Download File: Study of Retail Food Establishment Inspection Scoring and Grading Systems.pdf
Description: A research brief that examines the various ways local health departments (LHDs) use scores or grades to convey the results of retail food establishment inspections.


WEB SITES

11/3/2014
National Informational Sharing Consortium (NISC) Past Events  NISC
Past NISC Events
Description: Past events, including webinars and presentations, hosted by NISC. Over 20 recordings including “Detecting and Monitoring Disease and Illness Outbreaks.”

+General/Comprehensive Food Safety


PUBLICATIONS

3/4/2014
¿Qué son las Enfermedades Transmitidas por Alimentos (ETA)?  Puerto Rico Department of Health
Download File: Material Educativo - ETA- enero 2014-2.pdf
Description: Hoja informativa sobre las ¿Qué son las Enfermedades Transmitidas por Alimentos (ETA)? Enfermedades Transmitidas por Alimentos (ETA)

11/10/2014
CIFOR Metrics  EPI Center UF
Download File: CIFOR Metrics
Description: CIFOR Performance Measures

3/4/2014
Ciguatera  Puerto Rico Department of Health
Download File: Ciguatera 2014.pdf
Description: Hoja informativa sobre la intoxicación alimentaria Ciguatera.

8/2/2013
Education and Training Needs Assessment  Florida Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence
Download File: CoE Needs Assessment --Final Report-- 080213.pdf
Description: The purpose of this study was to assess current needs/knowledge gaps among state and local personnel involved in food safety activities and to assess the best approach to reach the target audience. The online survey was distributed in Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Puerto Rico.

3/7/2014
Florida Department of Health Needs Assessment Using the Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response Toolkit  Benjamin Klekamp & Jamie DeMent
Download File: CIFOR Report FINAL.pdf
Description: The Florida Department of Health Needs Assessment using the Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (CIFOR) Toolkit was completed to obtain empirical evidence to guide future efforts by the Florida Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence to improve foodborne outbreak response in Florida.

3/4/2014
Gastroenteritis causadas por norovirus  Puerto Rico Department of Health
Download File: Gastroenteritis causada por Norovirus.pdf
Description: Hoja informativa sobre las gastroenteritis causadas por norovirus.

3/4/2014
Gastroenteritis viral  Puerto Rico Department of Health
Download File: Gastroenteritis viral.pdf
Description: Hoja informativa sobre las gastroenteritis viral.

3/4/2014
Guía para la investigación de brotes de enfermedades transmisibles por alimentos  Puerto Rico Department of Health
Download File: Guia para la investigacion de brotes de ETA.pdf
Description: El propósito de esta guía es definir los roles de la Oficina de Epidemiología e Investigación, la SASA y el Laboratorio de Salud Pública de Puerto Rico durante la respuesta a situaciones relacionadas a enfermedades transmisibles por alimentos.

11/3/2014
Study of Retail Food Establishment Inspection Scoring and Grading Systems  NACCHO
Download File: Study of Retail Food Establishment Inspection Scoring and Grading Systems.pdf
Description: A research brief that examines the various ways local health departments (LHDs) use scores or grades to convey the results of retail food establishment inspections.


WEB SITES

9/19/2012
CDC and the Food Safety Modernization Act  CDC
CDC and the Food Safety Modernization Act
Description: CDC is committed to supporting the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and is working closely with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other agencies to execute its provisions.

12/12/2012
CDC Food Safety Homepage  CDC
CDC Food Safety Homepage
Description: TheCDC Food Safety Homepage includes links to food recalls, foodborne outbreaks and more.

CIFOR: Guidelines for Foodborne Outbreak Response  CIFOR Workgroup
CIFOR Guidelines
Description: The Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response: Guidelines for Foodborne Disease Outbreak Response, released in 2009, is a reference document that complements existing procedures to update agency-specific policies, to identify gaps, and to target training of program staff. The document is intended to aid government agencies responsible for investigating, managing, and preventing foodborne disease.

CIFOR: Guidelines for Foodborne Outbreak Response Toolkit  CIFOR Workgroup
CIFOR Toolkit
Description: This Toolkit has been developed to aid in the implementation of the Guidelines for Foodborne Disease Outbreak Response at the state and local levels. The Toolkit is intended to further the ability of states and cities to understand the contents of the Guidelines and to implement appropriate recommendations from the nine chapters in the Guidelines.

CIFOR: Industry Guidelines  CIFOR Workgroup
Industry Guidelines
Description: The CIFOR Industry Guidelines were developed as voluntary guidance for owners, operators, and managers of retail food establishments ("Industry") to help outline, clarify, and explain Industry's recommended role in a foodborne illness outbreak investigation. The CIFOR Industry Guidelines are not intended to replace pre-existing company guidelines or local, state, or federal regulations or procedures. Instead, the CIFOR Industry Guidelines are to be used as a reference document to create Industry

4/16/2014
e-Learning on Environmental Assessment of Foodborne Illness Outbreaks  CDC
e-Learning on Environmental Assessment of Foodborne Illness Outbreaks
Description: This e-Learning course provides training on how to use a systems approach in foodborne illness outbreak environmental assessments.

10/9/2012
FDA Food Guidance, Compliance & Regulatory Information  FDA
FDA Food Guidance, Compliance & Regulatory Information
Description: Contains guidance documents represent FDA's current thinking on a topic. Goods Manufacturing Practices describe the methods, equipment, facilities, and controls for producing processed food. Resources on compliance, enforcement, inspection, and analysis.

12/14/2012
FDA Food Homepage  FDA
FDA Food Homepage
Description: This page contains Tools and Resources, FDA Contact information and a variety of Food Topics.

Food and Waterborne Disease Program  Florida Department of Health
FWDP Website
Description: The Food and Waterborne Disease Program consists of a statewide coordinator, nine regional environmental epidemiologists, one food and waterborne disease preparedness coordinator, and one administrative support member. We are here to assist the 67 county health departments in the surveillance, investigation, reporting, and prevention of food and waterborne disease.

11/3/2014
National Informational Sharing Consortium (NISC) Past Events  NISC
Past NISC Events
Description: Past events, including webinars and presentations, hosted by NISC. Over 20 recordings including “Detecting and Monitoring Disease and Illness Outbreaks.”

4/9/2014
National Voluntary Environmental Assessment Information System (NVEAIS)  CDC
National Voluntary Environmental Assessment Information System (NVEAIS)
Description: NVEAIS is a national effort to systematically collect, analyze, interpret, and disseminate environmental data from foodborne illness outbreak investigations.

12/21/2012
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service  USDA
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
Description: Ask questions via live chat. View Links to Podcasts, and FSIS YouTube Channel.

+Surveillance


PUBLICATIONS

11/3/2014
Study of Retail Food Establishment Inspection Scoring and Grading Systems  NACCHO
Download File: Study of Retail Food Establishment Inspection Scoring and Grading Systems.pdf
Description: A research brief that examines the various ways local health departments (LHDs) use scores or grades to convey the results of retail food establishment inspections.

6/28/2013
Surveillance for Foodborne Disease Outbreaks — United States, 1998–2008  Gould LH, Walsh KA, Vieira AR, et al.
Publication: MMWR
View Article: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss6202a1.htm?s_cid=ss6202a1_w

9/6/2013
Surveillance for Waterborne Disease Outbreaks Associated with Drinking Water and Other Nonrecreational Water — United States, 2009–2010  Hilborn ED, Wade TJ, Hick L, et. al.
Publication: MMWR
View Article: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6235a3.htm?s_cid=mm6235a3_e


WEB SITES

1/28/2013
Estimates of Foodborne Illness in the United States  CDC
http://www.cdc.gov/foodborneburden/index.html
Description: CDC estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases. Estimating illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths for various types of diseases is a common and important public health practice. The 2011 estimates provide the most accurate picture yet of which foodborne bacteria, viruses, and microbes ("pathogens") cause the most illnesses in the United States.

11/3/2014
National Informational Sharing Consortium (NISC) Past Events  NISC
Past NISC Events
Description: Past events, including webinars and presentations, hosted by NISC. Over 20 recordings including “Detecting and Monitoring Disease and Illness Outbreaks.”

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