Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence : providing technical assistance and training on foodborne illness surveillance and outbreak investigations
Published Date:February 2015
Corporate Authors:National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (U.S.). Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases.
Description:The Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence were established by CDC under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The Centers collaborate with academic institutions to build capacity in other state and local health departments to track individual foodborne illnesses as well as investigate outbreaks of foodborne diseases.
Centers develop and share best practices by focusing their efforts on six main activity areas.
1. Strengthen surveillance and outbreak investigations
2. Analyze timeliness and effectiveness of responses
3. Train public health staff in proven surveillance and investigation techniques
4. Educate future food safety workforce
5. Improve capacity of information systems
6. Evaluate and communicate best practices
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