Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence

The Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence build capacity in other health departments by developing and providing online and in-person resources, training, and assistance for enteric disease surveillance and outbreak investigations.

The centers are designated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at state health departments in partnership with academic institutions. CoEs identify and implement best practices in foodborne disease surveillance and serve as a resource for public health professionals at state, local, and regional levels.

Resources covering several food safety topics such as hypothesis generation, outbreak detection, and sampling are available on the CoE’s website.