New Quick Training on Factors that Contribute to Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

A new short training video, From Inspector to Investigator: Finding the Factors That Lead to Foodborne Outbreaks, provides a high level overview of different types of contributing factors that lead to foodborne illnesses outbreaks. It explains why food safety programs should focus on identifying them as part of a foodborne illness outbreak investigation. Determining what factors contributed to a foodborne illness outbreak can help stop the outbreak and prevent them in the future.

Contributing factors are preventable causes of outbreaks including contamination of food and proliferation of pathogens. Visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website to learn more about contributing factors.