The Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (CIFOR) Toolkit was developed to help agencies identify which Guidelines for Foodborne Disease Outbreak Response work best for their jurisdictions, including understanding the Guidelines, conducting a self-assessment of their outbreak detection and investigation procedures, and implementing appropriate recommendations.
This resource library provides retail food regulatory professionals with a collection of vetted resources that support effective foodborne illness outbreak investigations.
The 2015-2016 Occurrence Report includes findings from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's 10-year study data gathering as well as additional resources such as a factsheet and calls to action for regulators and industry.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Office of Regulatory Affairs' Office of Training Education and Development (OTED) provides free training to state, local and tribal regulatory partners in both online and in-classroom formats.
The Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (CIFOR) Guidelines for Foodborne Disease Outbreak Response describe model practices for foodborne disease outbreaks, including preparation, detection, investigation, control, and follow-up as well as the roles of key organizations in foodborne disease outbreaks.
Report on the Occurrence of Foodborne Illness Risk Factors in Fast Food and Full-service Restaurants, 2013-2014
A study prepared by the FDA National Retail Food Team and published in November 2018.
The Pew Research Center published “A Guide for Conducting a Food Safety Root Cause Analysis” to improve food safety by encouraging the use of RCA in food operations and by safety regulators, and the sharing of information and lessons learned from these investigations.
A free, online, modular Environmental Assessment Just-In-Time training to help environmental health professionals refresh their skills in conducting environmental assessments.
The Environmental Assessment Training Series is a free, online training that will teach participants to identify an outbreak’s environmental causes, recommend appropriate control measures, and practice conducting virtual environmental assessments.
The Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellent act as peer resource centers, assisting state and local health departments one-on-one basis, by providing training that supports state and local health departments’ capacity to track and investigate enteric diseases.