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This video shows how to conduct environmental water sampling for Legionella. The principles used in collecting environmental samples can also be used in foodborne outbreak investigations.
The Food Source Information Wiki is an interactive working guide to food production methods to provide public health professionals with rapid access to basic information on production practices and food distribution systems.
This is the first of five webinars hosted by the Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence (CoE). In this webinar, Dr. Elaine Scallan, Co-Director of the Colorado CoE, provides an overview of resources and tools for foodborne illness outbreak resp
Epi-Ready is a two-day in-person workshop for environmental and public health professionals with responsibility for investigation of foodborne illness outbreaks.
This Outbreak investigation case study series focuses on investigations of outbreaks detected through pathogen–specific surveillance. This outbreak highlights the use of transaction records as alternative controls when traditional control groups (cre
This training includes four webinars on basic genomic principles. This project is a multi-pronged approach to deliver training on whole genome sequencing (WGS) to health department and agriculture department staff who use WGS data for foodborne disea
This beginner level case study, that includes an instructor and student version, is based on a local foodborne illness outbreak at a polka dance festival. It is designed to be completed by public health students or new foodborne illness outbreak inve
This case study is based on a foodborne illness outbreak caused by the unintentional ingestion of marijuana-infused foods (edibles) at a county fair in Colorado. It is designed to facilitate a discussion among epidemiologists and other public health
This case study is based on a foodborne illness outbreak caused by the unintentional ingestion of marijuana-infused foods (edibles) at a county fair in Colorado. It is designed to facilitate a discussion among epidemiologists and other public health
The Colorado CoE uses bi-directional video technology to deliver innovative, engaging, and travel-free trainings.
First of a multi-course series; Designed to train public health professionals to identify, investigate, and implement control measures in foodborne disease outbreaks. Part 1 of a 2-part course on team roles and responsibilities. Provides 0.4 CEUs.
Second of a multi-course series; Designed to train public health professionals to identify, investigate, and implement control measures in foodborne disease outbreaks. Part 2 of a 2-part course on team roles and responsibilities. Provides 0.4 CEUs.
Fall 2015 issue of the Food Safety Centers of Excellence newsletter. Topics: Online Outbreak Training; Interview Training Resources; Foodborne Complaint Toolkit Pilot; Introducing New CoE Site; Outbreak Case Studies; Foodborne Illness Video.
Winter 2015 issue of the Food Safety Centers of Excellence newsletter. Topics: CO outbreak case study; OR Outbreak Museum; Epi tracing White Paper; TN stool collection and shipping video; creation of CoE LinkedIn group.
Winter 2017 issue of the Food Safety Centers of Excellence newsletter. Topics: MN Case Studies; SEDRIC Training; OutbreakNet Enhanced; CIFOR/C-MET Updates.
Spring 2017 issue of the Food Safety Centers of Excellence newsletter. Topics: CO live learning bi-directional video platform; Food Safety events Summer 2017; UGA Center for Food Safety; NY Needs Assessment Publication; CO Marijuana Case Study.
The Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence (CoE) Training and Education Workgroup has developed core questions to improve compatibility and standardization between surveys and assessments that evaluate training needs. These questions are not ex
To identify training needed in foodborne illness surveillance and outbreak response, the Colorado CoE undertook a training needs assessment in Colorado in 2013.
This document provides a glance of what was found in the 2013 Colorado Training Needs Assessment. Key informant interviews assessed the training needs of public health personnel in Colorado in the area of foodborne disease surveillance and outbreak r
This document provides a glance of what was found in the Utah Training Needs Assessment. Key informant interviews assessed the training needs of public health personnel in Utah in the area of foodborne disease surveillance and outbreak response.
To identify training needs in foodborne illness surveillance and outbreak response in the Rocky Mountain Region, the Colorado CoE undertook a training needs assessment in Wyoming in 2014. This needs assessment will inform the development of future tr
This document provides a glance of what was found in the 2014 Wyoming Training Needs Assessment. Key informant interviews assessed the training needs of public health personnel in Wyoming in the area of foodborne disease surveillance and outbreak res
This series focuses on investigations of outbreaks caused by commercially distributed food items and detected through pathogen–specific surveillance. The etiologic agents often are Salmonella, Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), or Listeria monocyt
This series focuses on investigations of outbreaks caused by commercially distributed food items and detected through pathogen–specific surveillance. The etiologic agents often are Salmonella, Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), or Listeria monocyt
This case study based on a local foodborne illness outbreak at a polka dance festival offers an online alternative to the paper based format. The interactive, online version is designed to be taken by public health students or new new foodborne illne
The first in the series of Foodborne Disease Outbreak ECHO Learning Communities occurred between January and June of 2016 and focused on model practices for “Hypotheses Generation during a Foodborne Outbreak Investigation”.
This outbreak investigation case study series focuses on the methods used by epidemiologists to generate, develop, and confirm hypotheses about the outbreak vehicles for outbreaks due to commercially distributed food items.
The CoE used the Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (CIFOR) performance indicators to assess strengths and areas for improvement in outbreak detection and response.
The must have Android app for foodborne outbreak investigators and food safety professionals, providing free access to food safety resources, trainings, videos, news, and conferences. Developed and maintained by the Southeastern Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence.
The must have iOS app for foodborne outbreak investigators and food safety professionals, providing free access to food safety resources, trainings, videos, news, and conferences. Developed and maintained by the Southeastern Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence
To better serve our mission of providing tools and resources to assist other state and local public health professionals, the Centers have developed geographic regions. These regions provide a point-of-contact to help guide jurisdictions to the resources that best meet their needs. If you’re not sure who to contact for assistance, reach out to your regional Center and let them help you navigate the wide array of resources.
Navigating public health laws and authority during a foodborne outbreak investigation.
Rachel Jervis, epidemiologist at Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, reviews Norovirus and the new recommendations for control measures.
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CIFOR: Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response

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This video shows how to conduct environmental water sampling for Legionella. The principles used in collecting environmental samples can also be used in foodborne outbreak investigations.
The Food Source Information Wiki is an interactive working guide to food production methods to provide public health professionals with rapid access to basic information on production practices and food distribution systems.
Third of five webinars hosted by the Food Safety Centers of Excellence (CoEs). In this webinar, the New York CoE discusses its regionalized approach to food safety and ways in which they have strengthened collaboration with neighboring jurisdictions.
Epi-Ready is a two-day in-person workshop for environmental and public health professionals with responsibility for investigation of foodborne illness outbreaks.
The goal of these webinars is to assist states and jurisdictions throughout the NY CoE region in using the Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (CIFOR) Guidelines Toolkit to evaluate their preparation and capacity for effective foodborne il
Summer 2015 issue of the Food Safety Centers of Excellence newsletter. Topics: Bleach concentration guidelines for Norovirus; Events CoE to attend 2015; "Shotgun" hypothesis-generating questionnaire; CIFOR metrics; CoE All Products website.
Spring 2016 issue of the Food Safety Centers of Excellence newsletter. Topics: CIFOR Toolkit Evaluations; Upcoming Food Safety Events; Partner Spotlight: FoodCORE; University of TN Cultural Foods Safety Mobile App.
Winter 2017 issue of the Food Safety Centers of Excellence newsletter. Topics: MN Case Studies; SEDRIC Training; OutbreakNet Enhanced; CIFOR/C-MET Updates.
The target ranges for CIFOR performance measures were developed to help public health agencies document their effectiveness for foodborne disease surveillance and outbreak activities. Using state outbreak data, the CoEs will evaluate (or facilitate e
The target ranges for CIFOR performance measures were developed to help public health agencies document their effectiveness for foodborne disease surveillance and outbreak activities. Using state outbreak data, the CoEs will evaluate (or facilitate e
The target ranges for CIFOR performance measures were developed to help public health agencies document their effectiveness for foodborne disease surveillance and outbreak activities. Using state outbreak data, the CoEs will evaluate (or facilitate e
The target ranges for CIFOR performance measures were developed to help public health agencies document their effectiveness for foodborne disease surveillance and outbreak activities. Using state outbreak data, the CoEs will evaluate (or facilitate e
The CoE used the Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (CIFOR) performance indicators to assess strengths and areas for improvement in outbreak detection and response.
The CoE used the Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (CIFOR) performance indicators to assess strengths and areas for improvement in outbreak detection and response.
The target ranges for CIFOR performance measures were developed to help public health agencies document their effectiveness for foodborne disease surveillance and outbreak activities. The CoE’s can assist others compile data for their state.
The target ranges for CIFOR performance measures were developed to help public health agencies document their effectiveness for foodborne disease surveillance and outbreak activities. The CoE’s can assist others compile data for their state.
The must have Android app for foodborne outbreak investigators and food safety professionals, providing free access to food safety resources, trainings, videos, news, and conferences. Developed and maintained by the Southeastern Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence.
The must have iOS app for foodborne outbreak investigators and food safety professionals, providing free access to food safety resources, trainings, videos, news, and conferences. Developed and maintained by the Southeastern Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence
The Florida Department of Health conducted an evaluation using the CIFOR Toolkit in 2013 to obtain empirical evidence to guide future efforts by the Florida Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence to improve foodborne outbreak response in Florida. The evaluation focused on necessary resources, complaint systems, and epidemiology investigation.
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.
This evaluation analyzed 2014 state-level data using the 16 CIFOR performance metrics to measure epidemiology, laboratory, and environmental health factors in relation to foodborne diseases.
To better serve our mission of providing tools and resources to assist other state and local public health professionals, the Centers have developed geographic regions. These regions provide a point-of-contact to help guide jurisdictions to the resources that best meet their needs. If you’re not sure who to contact for assistance, reach out to your regional Center and let them help you navigate the wide array of resources.
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Compliant Investigation

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This video shows how to conduct environmental water sampling for Legionella. The principles used in collecting environmental samples can also be used in foodborne outbreak investigations.
The Food Source Information Wiki is an interactive working guide to food production methods to provide public health professionals with rapid access to basic information on production practices and food distribution systems.
This is the first of five webinars hosted by the Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence (CoE). In this webinar, Dr. Elaine Scallan, Co-Director of the Colorado CoE, provides an overview of resources and tools for foodborne illness outbreak resp
This in-person training is an intermediate level course for local public health agency staff who could potentially work on an outbreak investigation.
Epi-Ready is a two-day in-person workshop for environmental and public health professionals with responsibility for investigation of foodborne illness outbreaks.
Zipped file containing the REDCap data dictionary, system guide, and overview slides for TN's collaborative EHS-Epi foodborne illness complaint system.
The Outbreak Playbook is a compilation of key points and tools for use by public health professionals who participate in foodborne illness outbreak investigations.
Fall 2018 issue of the Food Safety Centers of Excellence newsletter. Topics: REDCap Training Opportunities, New York Food Safety Symposium, International Outbreak Museum, Partner Spotlight - Ask Karen, new online training available
The Industry Relations toolkit is a two-page handout that provides public health professionals with tips, tools, and resources for successfully interacting with a company or business implicated in a foodborne illness outbreak. Tips for getting the in
The Media Communication toolkit is a two-page handout that provides public health professionals with tips, tools, and resources for successfully interacting with the media. Step-by-step instructions for preparing for an interview are highlighted with
Winter 2018 issue of the Food Safety Centers of Excellence newsletter. Topics: Food Source Information Wiki; TN online outbreak course #4–Environmental Health Investigations; SEDRIC Object Explorer; Complaint Systems User Group; FL epi invest. video.
This case study is based on a foodborne illness outbreak caused by the unintentional ingestion of marijuana-infused foods (edibles) at a county fair in Colorado. It is designed to facilitate a discussion among epidemiologists and other public health
This case study is based on a foodborne illness outbreak caused by the unintentional ingestion of marijuana-infused foods (edibles) at a county fair in Colorado. It is designed to facilitate a discussion among epidemiologists and other public health
The Colorado CoE uses bi-directional video technology to deliver innovative, engaging, and travel-free trainings.
First of a multi-course series; Designed to train public health professionals to identify, investigate, and implement control measures in foodborne disease outbreaks. Part 1 of a 2-part course on team roles and responsibilities. Provides 0.4 CEUs.
Second of a multi-course series; Designed to train public health professionals to identify, investigate, and implement control measures in foodborne disease outbreaks. Part 2 of a 2-part course on team roles and responsibilities. Provides 0.4 CEUs.
Third of a multi-course series; Provides information on initial actions during investigation of foodborne illness. Information includes specimen/sample collection, effective interviewing techniques, and communication strategies. Provides 0.4 CEUs.
Fourth of a multi-course series; Details Environmental Health activities in foodborne investigations, including inspection and environmental assessment, food sampling/shipping, product tracing, and implementing control measures. Provides 0.4 CEUs.
This outbreak response protocol can be used as a template to enable stakeholders to work together effectively during outbreak investigations; define roles and responsibilities; and foster effective communication among investigation team members.
This training module was created by Florida's Integrated Rapid Response Team (FLIRRT). It explains how product recalls are defined, classes and depths of recalls, defining, preparing and conducting recall audit checks, and finally how to complete FDA Form 3177.
Cultural Foods Safety application by Tennessee’s Center for Agriculture and Food Security and Preparedness (CAFSP). Includes searchable information on food safety issues and control measures associated with specific culturally-based food products.
This tool is a standard form to collect information about foodborne illness complaints.
This online training covers the fundamentals of prioritizing, organizing, and disseminating case information for communicable diseases. Participants will learn how to prepare and present a case during a public health investigation and use the case pr
Foodborne illness complaint systems can be important tools to detect outbreaks that would not otherwise have been recognized. Here are some key points to make complaint systems work, based on the Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) experience with
The must have Android app for foodborne outbreak investigators and food safety professionals, providing free access to food safety resources, trainings, videos, news, and conferences. Developed and maintained by the Southeastern Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence.
The must have iOS app for foodborne outbreak investigators and food safety professionals, providing free access to food safety resources, trainings, videos, news, and conferences. Developed and maintained by the Southeastern Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence
To better serve our mission of providing tools and resources to assist other state and local public health professionals, the Centers have developed geographic regions. These regions provide a point-of-contact to help guide jurisdictions to the resources that best meet their needs. If you’re not sure who to contact for assistance, reach out to your regional Center and let them help you navigate the wide array of resources.
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Environmental Assessments

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This live 90-minute webinar was hosted by the Maryland Department of Health and was offered in partnership with the New York Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence (NYCoE). Genevieve Sullivan from Cornell University provided an overview of the c
Short guidance documents to help with how to properly conduct environmental investigations with specific considerations for certain pathogens.
These videos are to be used as a supplement to previous environmental investigation trainings and to provide short refreshers in an easily accessible video format. They provide information on how to sample during an environmental investigation, how t
Presentation delivered by Martin Wiedmann, targeted at public health officials that would be responsible for collecting environmental samples in response to an outbreak investigation.
Provides standardized guidance for high risk groups (i.e., food-handlers, childcare workers and attendees, and healthcare workers) with enteric illness regarding exclusion, restriction, and reinstatement.
This video shows how to conduct environmental water sampling for Legionella. The principles used in collecting environmental samples can also be used in foodborne outbreak investigations.
The Food Source Information Wiki is an interactive working guide to food production methods to provide public health professionals with rapid access to basic information on production practices and food distribution systems.
This is the first of five webinars hosted by the Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence (CoE). In this webinar, Dr. Elaine Scallan, Co-Director of the Colorado CoE, provides an overview of resources and tools for foodborne illness outbreak resp
Epi-Ready is a two-day in-person workshop for environmental and public health professionals with responsibility for investigation of foodborne illness outbreaks.
This video shows how to use a chlorine test kit and a dead end hollow fiber ultra-filtration water test kit. The principles used in collecting environmental samples can also be used in foodborne outbreak investigations.
The Outbreak Playbook is a compilation of key points and tools for use by public health professionals who participate in foodborne illness outbreak investigations.
It is estimated that Salmonella and Campylobacter cause more than 1 million illnesses every year in the US. Most illnesses occur due to consumption of undercooked poultry or as result of cross-contamination. This seminar will discuss the characteristics of these poultry-borne pathogens and the challenges they pose for the poultry industry and the food safety practices that would result in safer supply of poultry and poultry products. This recording was presented by Dr. Manpreet Singh with the Poultry Sciences Department at the University of Georgia on January 23, 2019.
Fall 2018 issue of the Food Safety Centers of Excellence newsletter. Topics: REDCap Training Opportunities, New York Food Safety Symposium, International Outbreak Museum, Partner Spotlight - Ask Karen, new online training available
The Industry Relations toolkit is a two-page handout that provides public health professionals with tips, tools, and resources for successfully interacting with a company or business implicated in a foodborne illness outbreak. Tips for getting the in
Presenters: Dr. Kevin Mis Solval and Dr. Larry Beuchat from the University of Georgia Overview: There has been an increase of outbreaks of foodborne illness associated with consumption of contaminated dry foods. Food engineers design equipment to process dry foods and food ingredients, keeping in mind that the equipment design may have an influence on the prevention/reduction of foodborne pathogens during processing. The most common foodborne pathogens associated with low water activity foods and conditions affecting survival will be discussed.
Winter 2018 issue of the Food Safety Centers of Excellence newsletter. Topics: Food Source Information Wiki; TN online outbreak course #4–Environmental Health Investigations; SEDRIC Object Explorer; Complaint Systems User Group; FL epi invest. video.
Outbreaks of viral gastroenteritis in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) are common and can become epidemic if not identified early and prompt control measures instituted.
This video is a guide to navigating trainings and resources on environmental assessments conducted as part of foodborne illness outbreak investigations. The video summarizes trainings and tools from NEHA, CDC, and the CO CoE.
The Colorado CoE uses bi-directional video technology to deliver innovative, engaging, and travel-free trainings.
First of a multi-course series; Designed to train public health professionals to identify, investigate, and implement control measures in foodborne disease outbreaks. Part 1 of a 2-part course on team roles and responsibilities. Provides 0.4 CEUs.
Second of a multi-course series; Designed to train public health professionals to identify, investigate, and implement control measures in foodborne disease outbreaks. Part 2 of a 2-part course on team roles and responsibilities. Provides 0.4 CEUs.
Third of a multi-course series; Provides information on initial actions during investigation of foodborne illness. Information includes specimen/sample collection, effective interviewing techniques, and communication strategies. Provides 0.4 CEUs.
Fourth of a multi-course series; Details Environmental Health activities in foodborne investigations, including inspection and environmental assessment, food sampling/shipping, product tracing, and implementing control measures. Provides 0.4 CEUs.
This production is the fifth video in the Foodborne Illness Introductory Video Series developed by the Florida Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence. This video provides a broad overview of the primary roles and responsibilities that a public health laboratorian will conduct during a foodborne outbreak investigation.
This production is the sixth video in the Foodborne Illness Introductory Video Series developed by the Florida Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence. This video provides a broad overview of the primary roles and responsibilities that an environmental health professional will conduct during a foodborne outbreak investigation.
Inaugural newsletter of the Food Safety Centers of Excellence. Topics: CO's environmental QuickTrain series; Epi-Ready training by CoE sites; CO's Food Source Information Wiki; MN's data for Case-Case Comparisons; TN’s online outbreak training.
This outbreak response protocol can be used as a template to enable stakeholders to work together effectively during outbreak investigations; define roles and responsibilities; and foster effective communication among investigation team members.
This tool can be used by staff in the field to help gathering the necessary information to conduct a traceback investigation.
Checklist for environmental health staff when Responding to a Norovirus Outbreak
Guidance for Environmental Health staff when dealing with a Cryptosporidium Outbreak at a Pool
This production is the second video in the Foodborne Illness Introductory Video Series developed by the Florida Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence. The video aims to provide a basic understanding of how federal agencies work together to protect the food supply in the United States. Featured agencies include the Food and Drug Administration, United States Department of Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
This production is the third video in the Foodborne Illness Introductory Video Series developed by the Florida Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence. Each state is unique in how they operate their government organizations. This video provides a broad overview of the duties of state-level public health and agriculture agencies in the United States.
This production is the third video in the Foodborne Illness Introductory Video Series developed by the Florida Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence. Each state is unique in how they operate their government organizations. This video provides a broad overview of the duties of food regulatory agencies in Florida and how they work together to detect, investigate, and respond to foodborne disease.
This production is the third video in the Foodborne Illness Introductory Video Series developed by the Florida Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence. Each state is unique in how they operate their government organizations. This video provides a broad overview of the duties of food regulatory agencies in Georgia and how they work together to detect, investigate, and respond to foodborne disease.
Spanish version: This production is the third video in the Foodborne Illness Introductory Video Series developed by the Florida Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence. Each state is unique in how they operate their government organizations. This video provides a broad overview of the duties of food regulatory agencies in Florida and how they work together to detect, investigate, and respond to foodborne disease.
Spanish version: This production is the second video in the Foodborne Illness Introductory Video Series developed by the Florida Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence. The video aims to provide a basic understanding of how federal agencies work together to protect the food supply in the United States. Featured agencies include the Food and Drug Administration, United States Department of Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
This production is the first in a series of seven videos. It introduces novice outbreak investigation team members to the concept of foodborne illness and the current health and financial burden it has in the United States. This video also offers a historical perspective on the changes that have occurred within the food industry and their effects on public health and food safety professionals today.
This training is targeted to environmental health professionals conducting environmental assessments for foodborne disease outbreak investigations. This just-in-time model provides a succinct, “on-the-go” training for environmental health professiona
Cultural Foods Safety application by Tennessee’s Center for Agriculture and Food Security and Preparedness (CAFSP). Includes searchable information on food safety issues and control measures associated with specific culturally-based food products.
Cultural Foods Safety application by Tennessee’s Center for Agriculture and Food Security and Preparedness (CAFSP). Includes searchable information on food safety issues and control measures associated with specific culturally-based food products.
Esta producción es la primera de una serie de siete vídeos para miembros novatos de un equipo de investigación de brote. Presenta el concepto de enfermedad transmitida por alimentos y la carga que tiene actualmente tanto para la salud como para las finanzas, en los Estados Unidos. El video también ofrece una perspectiva histórica de los cambios que se han producido en la industria alimentaria y su presente efecto sobre la salud pública y los profesionales de seguridad de los alimentos.
This webinar aims to provide an overview of antibiotic resistance (AR) in public health practice, describe the national strategy for combating antibiotic-resistant bacteria, describe the AR tracking systems in public health surveillance, and provide additional resources to SHINE fellows in AR and Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS).
This employee screening form is designed to be used by the person in charge at the restaurant or facility to screen employees at the beginning of each shift during a norovirus outbreak investigation in order to exclude ill or recently ill employees.
This employee screening form is designed to be used by the person in charge at the restaurant or facility to screen employees at the beginning of each shift during a Salmonella outbreak investigation in order to exclude ill or recently ill employees.
Food worker employee interview form to be used by environmental health staff when investigating a norovirus outbreak
Spanish version of food worker employee interview form to be used by environmental health staff when investigating a norovirus outbreak
Food worker employee interview form to be used by environmental health staff when investigating a Salmonella outbreak
Spanish version of food worker employee interview form to be used by environmental health staff when investigating a Salmonella outbreak
In this video, Erik Coleman, MS, gives an introduction to the National Environmental Assessment Reporting System.
This training consists of four interactive, click-through modules covering the basics of environmental assessments. The modules are 10-15 minutes each and do not need to be completed together or sequentially.
This document summarizes the new bleach recommendations for suspect and confirmed norovirus outbreaks.
A form to collect an outbreak summary, including etiology, cases, methods, and narrative.
The must have Android app for foodborne outbreak investigators and food safety professionals, providing free access to food safety resources, trainings, videos, news, and conferences. Developed and maintained by the Southeastern Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence.
The must have iOS app for foodborne outbreak investigators and food safety professionals, providing free access to food safety resources, trainings, videos, news, and conferences. Developed and maintained by the Southeastern Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence
To better serve our mission of providing tools and resources to assist other state and local public health professionals, the Centers have developed geographic regions. These regions provide a point-of-contact to help guide jurisdictions to the resources that best meet their needs. If you’re not sure who to contact for assistance, reach out to your regional Center and let them help you navigate the wide array of resources.
This mini lecture summarizes the activities performed during an environmental assessment as part of a foodborne outbreak investigation.
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Interviews & Questionnaires

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Goal: to increase effective communication between State and LHDs about outbreak investigations.
Zipped file containing the XML file for the REDCap project used by TN's Foodborne section to rapidly deploy enteric outbreak questionnaires.
A zip file containing the essential tools utilized in Tennessee's Student Outbreak Rapid Response Team Training (SORRT).
This video shows how to conduct environmental water sampling for Legionella. The principles used in collecting environmental samples can also be used in foodborne outbreak investigations.
The Food Source Information Wiki is an interactive working guide to food production methods to provide public health professionals with rapid access to basic information on production practices and food distribution systems.
This is the first of five webinars hosted by the Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence (CoE). In this webinar, Dr. Elaine Scallan, Co-Director of the Colorado CoE, provides an overview of resources and tools for foodborne illness outbreak resp
Epi-Ready is a two-day in-person workshop for environmental and public health professionals with responsibility for investigation of foodborne illness outbreaks.
The Outbreak Playbook is a compilation of key points and tools for use by public health professionals who participate in foodborne illness outbreak investigations.
This training includes four online modules that provide foundational knowledge on whole genome sequencing
Individual questionnaire templates for outbreaks suspected to be associated with home canning related Botulism. Philosophy is to have every common question and then allow users to quickly remove what they don't need.
Completion of detailed interviews of cases in surveillance or as part of clusters is the first step in solving an outbreak. Rapid interviewing combined with laboratory data will lead to successful investigations. Below are some key points for conduct
A list of general guidelines for voice and text messaging outreach for interviewing cases, with templates included.
The Media Communication toolkit is a two-page handout that provides public health professionals with tips, tools, and resources for successfully interacting with the media. Step-by-step instructions for preparing for an interview are highlighted with
This outbreak interviewer training guide includes Powerpoint presentation, PDF guide, handouts and answer key.
Summer 2018 issue of the Food Safety Centers of Excellence newsletter. Topics: CO Interviewer Training Resources Toolkit; FL laboratorian video; Partner Spotlight: NEHA; Publication on Salmonella incubation periods; WGS live learning series.
Zipped folder that includes a brief "health survey" designed for diarrheal illness assessment among daycare workers and a lighthearted "Poo IQ" quiz that can be used to assess knowledge and target training in this population.
The Colorado CoE uses bi-directional video technology to deliver innovative, engaging, and travel-free trainings.
National Hypothesis Generating Questionnaire developed for RedCap by TN Dept. of Health, from a draft by Illinois. For jurisdictions using REDcap the process is straightforward -- upload the data dictionary into REDCap and update jurisdiction details
First of a multi-course series; Designed to train public health professionals to identify, investigate, and implement control measures in foodborne disease outbreaks. Part 1 of a 2-part course on team roles and responsibilities. Provides 0.4 CEUs.
Second of a multi-course series; Designed to train public health professionals to identify, investigate, and implement control measures in foodborne disease outbreaks. Part 2 of a 2-part course on team roles and responsibilities. Provides 0.4 CEUs.
Third of a multi-course series; Provides information on initial actions during investigation of foodborne illness. Information includes specimen/sample collection, effective interviewing techniques, and communication strategies. Provides 0.4 CEUs.
Second of five webinars hosted by the Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence (CoE). In this webinar, the Minnesota CoE moderates a set of short presentations on jurisdictions’ experiences partnering with CoEs during outbreak investigations.
This Interview Toolkit is a 2-page handout that guides new staff, students, and interns through conducting an interview as part of foodborne illness surveillance and outbreak investigations. The Toolkit links to suggested trainings and resources on i
Fall 2015 issue of the Food Safety Centers of Excellence newsletter. Topics: Online Outbreak Training; Interview Training Resources; Foodborne Complaint Toolkit Pilot; Introducing New CoE Site; Outbreak Case Studies; Foodborne Illness Video.
Nicole Comstock and Rachel Jervis from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) demonstrate how to respond to difficult interviewees during phone interviews. This video is used as part of the Student Outbreak Response training.
Cultural Foods Safety application by Tennessee’s Center for Agriculture and Food Security and Preparedness (CAFSP). Includes searchable information on food safety issues and control measures associated with specific culturally-based food products.
Cultural Foods Safety application by Tennessee’s Center for Agriculture and Food Security and Preparedness (CAFSP). Includes searchable information on food safety issues and control measures associated with specific culturally-based food products.
Nicole Comstock and Rachel Jervis from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) demonstrate how to respond to difficult interviewees during phone interviews. This video is used as part of the Student Outbreak Response training
During foodborne outbreaks due to commercially distributed foods, there are often groups of cases that identify exposure to the same individual points of service. These sub-clusters represent an invaluable opportunity to solve the outbreak.
Creating a team of student workers can enhance the efficiency of foodborne disease surveillance and outbreak investigations. Here are some key points to make this work, based on MDH’s 20 years of experience with “Team Diarrhea.”
Hypothesis generating interviews used in Minnesota for Salmonella, STEC, Campylobacter, Shigella, and Cryptosporidium cases are provided (including Spanish versions).
Individual questionnaire templates for outbreaks suspected to be associated with raw milk. Philosophy is to have every common question and then allow users to quickly remove what they don't need.
Individual questionnaire templates for outbreaks suspected to be associated with Mexican-style restaurants. Philosophy is to have every common question and then allow users to quickly remove what they don't need.
Individual questionnaire templates for outbreaks suspected to be associated with toddlers/young children. Philosophy is to have every common question and then allow users to quickly remove what they don't need.
An instructor's guide and training materials to introduce students to foodborne disease outbreak investigations and train them in interview techniques.
Individual questionnaire templates for outbreaks suspected to be associated with sub/sandwich shops. Philosophy is to have every common question and then allow users to quickly remove what they don't need.
Developed jointly by Minnesota and Oregon epidemiologists, this template can be used to collect standardized information about specific products implicated in commercially-distributed food outbreaks.
A hypothesis-generating questionnaire designed to determine a large number of exposures that cases in a subtyping cluster might share. Corresponding database available for analysis.
A hypothesis-generating questionnaire, with questions in Spanish, designed to determine a large number of exposures that cases in a subtyping cluster might share. Corresponding database available for analysis.
This document summarizes the new bleach recommendations for suspect and confirmed norovirus outbreaks (in Spanish).
Designed for “local event” outbreaks of gastroenteritis (e.g. restaurants, weddings) to assess food and environmental exposures. This is a stand-alone Word file that is formatted for use with the Napoli database.
The must have Android app for foodborne outbreak investigators and food safety professionals, providing free access to food safety resources, trainings, videos, news, and conferences. Developed and maintained by the Southeastern Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence.
The must have iOS app for foodborne outbreak investigators and food safety professionals, providing free access to food safety resources, trainings, videos, news, and conferences. Developed and maintained by the Southeastern Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence
To better serve our mission of providing tools and resources to assist other state and local public health professionals, the Centers have developed geographic regions. These regions provide a point-of-contact to help guide jurisdictions to the resources that best meet their needs. If you’re not sure who to contact for assistance, reach out to your regional Center and let them help you navigate the wide array of resources.
This video, starring many members of the Oregon Public Health Division, explains the 10 cardinal rules of effective interviewing. This 31-minute version explains background and is very helpful for understanding outbreak investigation interviewing.
This video, starring many members of the Oregon Public Health Division, explains the 10 cardinal rules of effective interviewing. This 9-minute version is useful as a quick introduction to volunteer interviewers to get on the phones as quickly as possible.
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Outbreak Data Analysis

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The use of binomial probability calculations (Bernoulli trials) has emerged as a way to quickly assess potential exposures during cluster investigations. Here are some key points for using binomial probability calculations during cluster investigatio
Zipped file containing the XML file for the REDCap project used by TN's Foodborne section to rapidly deploy enteric outbreak questionnaires.
This video shows how to conduct environmental water sampling for Legionella. The principles used in collecting environmental samples can also be used in foodborne outbreak investigations.
The Food Source Information Wiki is an interactive working guide to food production methods to provide public health professionals with rapid access to basic information on production practices and food distribution systems.
This is the first of five webinars hosted by the Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence (CoE). In this webinar, Dr. Elaine Scallan, Co-Director of the Colorado CoE, provides an overview of resources and tools for foodborne illness outbreak resp
Third of five webinars hosted by the Food Safety Centers of Excellence (CoEs). In this webinar, the New York CoE discusses its regionalized approach to food safety and ways in which they have strengthened collaboration with neighboring jurisdictions.
Epi-Ready is a two-day in-person workshop for environmental and public health professionals with responsibility for investigation of foodborne illness outbreaks.
This Outbreak investigation case study series focuses on investigations of outbreaks detected through pathogen–specific surveillance. This outbreak highlights the use of transaction records as alternative controls when traditional control groups (cre
The Outbreak Playbook is a compilation of key points and tools for use by public health professionals who participate in foodborne illness outbreak investigations.
This training includes four online modules that provide foundational knowledge on whole genome sequencing
This training includes four webinars on basic genomic principles. This project is a multi-pronged approach to deliver training on whole genome sequencing (WGS) to health department and agriculture department staff who use WGS data for foodborne disea
This brief demonstration provides users with the drill down steps on how to find allele codes using the System for Enteric Disease Response, Investigation, and Coordination (SEDRIC) object explorer.
It can be challenging to determine which clusters should be investigated, and once initiated, how aggressively they should be pursued.
Summer 2018 issue of the Food Safety Centers of Excellence newsletter. Topics: CO Interviewer Training Resources Toolkit; FL laboratorian video; Partner Spotlight: NEHA; Publication on Salmonella incubation periods; WGS live learning series.
The Colorado CoE uses bi-directional video technology to deliver innovative, engaging, and travel-free trainings.
National Hypothesis Generating Questionnaire developed for RedCap by TN Dept. of Health, from a draft by Illinois. For jurisdictions using REDcap the process is straightforward -- upload the data dictionary into REDCap and update jurisdiction details
First of a multi-course series; Designed to train public health professionals to identify, investigate, and implement control measures in foodborne disease outbreaks. Part 1 of a 2-part course on team roles and responsibilities. Provides 0.4 CEUs.
Second of a multi-course series; Designed to train public health professionals to identify, investigate, and implement control measures in foodborne disease outbreaks. Part 2 of a 2-part course on team roles and responsibilities. Provides 0.4 CEUs.
Third of a multi-course series; Provides information on initial actions during investigation of foodborne illness. Information includes specimen/sample collection, effective interviewing techniques, and communication strategies. Provides 0.4 CEUs.
Second of five webinars hosted by the Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence (CoE). In this webinar, the Minnesota CoE moderates a set of short presentations on jurisdictions’ experiences partnering with CoEs during outbreak investigations.
Description of new CoE regional structure and contact process
This production is the fourth video in the Foodborne Illness Introductory Video Series developed by the Florida Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence. This video provides a broad overview of the primary roles and responsibilities of an epidemiologist and how they work together to detect, investigate, and respond to foodborne disease.
Spring 2015 issue of the Food Safety Centers of Excellence newsletter. Topics: CoE fact sheet availability; CoE at PulseNet meetings; FL's training video module 1; FL's food safety app; MN's key points series.
Fall 2016 issue of the Food Safety Centers of Excellence newsletter. Topics: TN online outbreak course #3; FL video training #3; Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center; NY Food Safety Symposium; Outbreak Challenge team event.
Spring 2017 issue of the Food Safety Centers of Excellence newsletter. Topics: CO live learning bi-directional video platform; Food Safety events Summer 2017; UGA Center for Food Safety; NY Needs Assessment Publication; CO Marijuana Case Study.
The Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence (CoE) Training and Education Workgroup has developed core questions to improve compatibility and standardization between surveys and assessments that evaluate training needs. These questions are not ex
This brief demonstration provides users with the key steps to follow using the System for Enteric Disease Response, Investigation, and Coordination (SEDRIC) Object Explorer. After completion of the training, users will be able to navigate Object Explorer and find isolates from a particular state for a given year that have an outbreak cluster code.
A video demonstrating the basics of creating an Epidemic Curve in Microsoft Excel from an existing outbreak dataset.
A brief training video on how to download and install Epi InfoTM 7 onto your computer, presented by Ben Klekamp, Liaison with the Florida Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence. For optimal viewing, increase quality of resolution by selecting "Settings" once you open video to full screen.
A brief training video on how to create a case cluster map in Epi InfoTM 7, presented by Ben Klekamp, Liaison with the Florida Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence. For optimal viewing, increase quality of resolution by selecting "Settings" once you open video to full screen.
A brief training video on how to create a choropleth map in Epi InfoTM 7, presented by Ben Klekamp, Liaison with the Florida Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence. For optimal viewing, increase quality of resolution by selecting "Settings" once you open video to full screen.
An introductory training video on how to use Check Code in Epi InfoTM 7, presented by Ben Klekamp with the Florida Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence. For optimal viewing, increase quality of resolution by selecting "Settings" once you open video to full screen.
A brief training video on how to import a non-Epi InfoTM database into Epi InfoTM 7, presented by Ben Klekamp, Liaison with the Florida Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence. For optimal viewing, increase quality of resolution by selecting "Settings" once you open video to full screen.
A brief training video on how to import templates into Epi InfoTM 7, presented by Ben Klekamp, Liaison with the Florida Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence. For optimal viewing, increase quality of resolution by selecting "Settings" once you open video to full screen.
This tool provides an estimate of the background exposure rates for particular food items or other exposures using E. coli O157 case interview data. Epidemiologists can use these frequencies in a binomial model comparison.
During foodborne outbreaks due to commercially distributed foods, there are often groups of cases that identify exposure to the same individual points of service. These sub-clusters represent an invaluable opportunity to solve the outbreak.
PART 1: When and how to initiate product tracing during investigations
Creating a team of student workers can enhance the efficiency of foodborne disease surveillance and outbreak investigations. Here are some key points to make this work, based on MDH’s 20 years of experience with “Team Diarrhea.”
During investigations of outbreaks thought to be due to commercial food items, itemized paper receipts saved by cases and transaction records obtained from store loyalty programs, co-ops, or warehouse membership cards (“shopper cards”) are valuable s
This document summarizes guidelines for conducting communicable disease outbreak investigations in Oregon.
The OHS Compendium of Acute Food-borne Diseases is based on a similar table developed by epidemiologists at the Food-borne and Diarrheal Disease Branch, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, CDC.
This tool provides an estimate of the background exposure rates for particular food items or other exposures using Salmonella case interview data. Epidemiologists can use these frequencies in a binomial model comparison.
Excel worksheet that allows you to calculate the binomial probability of getting X or more yes answers to any given exposure question if you know or can guesstimate the background rate.
EPI INFO 7 legal field template for Georgia counties.
The must have Android app for foodborne outbreak investigators and food safety professionals, providing free access to food safety resources, trainings, videos, news, and conferences. Developed and maintained by the Southeastern Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence.
The must have iOS app for foodborne outbreak investigators and food safety professionals, providing free access to food safety resources, trainings, videos, news, and conferences. Developed and maintained by the Southeastern Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence
EPI INFO 7 legal field template for Florida counties.
To better serve our mission of providing tools and resources to assist other state and local public health professionals, the Centers have developed geographic regions. These regions provide a point-of-contact to help guide jurisdictions to the resources that best meet their needs. If you’re not sure who to contact for assistance, reach out to your regional Center and let them help you navigate the wide array of resources.
EPI INFO 7 legal field template for US Virgin Islands districts.
EPI INFO 7 project template for a gastrointestinal illness outbreak in a daycare facility.
EPI INFO 7 project template for a gastrointestinal illness outbreak in a long term care facility.
EPI INFO 7 project template for a gastrointestinal illness outbreak in a school.
EPI INFO 7 legal field template for Puerto Rico municipalities.
This video demonstrates how to complete the CDC NORS form. The video highlights each section of the form with straightforward explanations of what needs to be entered.
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Sample & Specimen Collection

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This video shows how to conduct environmental water sampling for Legionella. The principles used in collecting environmental samples can also be used in foodborne outbreak investigations.
The Food Source Information Wiki is an interactive working guide to food production methods to provide public health professionals with rapid access to basic information on production practices and food distribution systems.
This is the first of five webinars hosted by the Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence (CoE). In this webinar, Dr. Elaine Scallan, Co-Director of the Colorado CoE, provides an overview of resources and tools for foodborne illness outbreak resp
Epi-Ready is a two-day in-person workshop for environmental and public health professionals with responsibility for investigation of foodborne illness outbreaks.
This video shows how to use a chlorine test kit and a dead end hollow fiber ultra-filtration water test kit. The principles used in collecting environmental samples can also be used in foodborne outbreak investigations.
This training includes four online modules that provide foundational knowledge on whole genome sequencing
It is estimated that Salmonella and Campylobacter cause more than 1 million illnesses every year in the US. Most illnesses occur due to consumption of undercooked poultry or as result of cross-contamination. This seminar will discuss the characteristics of these poultry-borne pathogens and the challenges they pose for the poultry industry and the food safety practices that would result in safer supply of poultry and poultry products. This recording was presented by Dr. Manpreet Singh with the Poultry Sciences Department at the University of Georgia on January 23, 2019.
Oregon Stool Collection Kit Prices.
Written instructions for patients: how to collect a stool specimen for the health department in both English and Spanish.
Health Department Staff Instructions for stocking and distributing the IT-Kit™, as well as processing specimens and getting them to the lab.
The Colorado CoE uses bi-directional video technology to deliver innovative, engaging, and travel-free trainings.
One page visual instructions for public health professionals to give to patients providing a bulk stool specimen during a foodborne outbreak investigation (in Spanish).
One page visual instructions for public health professionals to give patients providing an O&P Kit specimen during a foodborne outbreak investigation.
One page visual instructions for public health professionals to give patients providing an Amies specimen during a foodborne outbreak investigation.
First of a multi-course series; Designed to train public health professionals to identify, investigate, and implement control measures in foodborne disease outbreaks. Part 1 of a 2-part course on team roles and responsibilities. Provides 0.4 CEUs.
Second of a multi-course series; Designed to train public health professionals to identify, investigate, and implement control measures in foodborne disease outbreaks. Part 2 of a 2-part course on team roles and responsibilities. Provides 0.4 CEUs.
Third of a multi-course series; Provides information on initial actions during investigation of foodborne illness. Information includes specimen/sample collection, effective interviewing techniques, and communication strategies. Provides 0.4 CEUs.
Fourth of a multi-course series; Details Environmental Health activities in foodborne investigations, including inspection and environmental assessment, food sampling/shipping, product tracing, and implementing control measures. Provides 0.4 CEUs.
This production is the fifth video in the Foodborne Illness Introductory Video Series developed by the Florida Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence. This video provides a broad overview of the primary roles and responsibilities that a public health laboratorian will conduct during a foodborne outbreak investigation.
Winter 2015 issue of the Food Safety Centers of Excellence newsletter. Topics: CO outbreak case study; OR Outbreak Museum; Epi tracing White Paper; TN stool collection and shipping video; creation of CoE LinkedIn group.
Abbreviated Tennessee Dept. of Health Training on Stool Collection Operation and Optimum Packaging (SCOOP) that is not state-specific
One page visual instructions for public health professionals to give patients providing a rectal swab specimen during a foodborne outbreak investigation.
Tennessee Dept. of Health's Training on Stool Collection Operation and Optimum Packaging (SCOOP)
Cultural Foods Safety application by Tennessee’s Center for Agriculture and Food Security and Preparedness (CAFSP). Includes searchable information on food safety issues and control measures associated with specific culturally-based food products.
Cultural Foods Safety application by Tennessee’s Center for Agriculture and Food Security and Preparedness (CAFSP). Includes searchable information on food safety issues and control measures associated with specific culturally-based food products.
The 'In the Lab' series demonstrates basic laboratory techniques performed at a public health laboratory. In this video, the laboratorian demonstrates how to perform a gram stain to differentiate bacteria.
The 'In the Lab' series demonstrates basic laboratory techniques performed at a public health laboratory. In this video, the laboratorian demonstrates how stool specimens are plated during a foodborne outbreak investigation.
This video demonstrates how to collect, package, and transport stool specimens in Colorado as part of a foodborne disease outbreak investigation.
This training takes you inside a public health laboratory to learn about lab tests performed on a daily basis. This module covers culture-based methods, including: plating, describing colony morphology, gram staining, and biochemical testing.
The Alabama Department of Public Health as part of their TEST (Take Epidemiological Specimens Today) initiative, have produced a short video (~7 minutes) on how to properly package and ship clinical and food samples.
What supplies should I give to a patient providing a stool sample during a foodborne outbreak investigation?
One page visual instructions for public health professionals to give patients providing a rectal swab specimen during a foodborne outbreak investigation.
One page visual instructions for public health professionals to give to patients providing an Amies specimen during a foodborne outbreak investigation.
One page visual instructions for public health professionals to give to patients providing a bulk stool specimen during a foodborne outbreak investigation.
Order an IT-Kit™: It contains everything a patient needs to collect a specimen. If there is any possibility that bacterial pathogen testing might be desired, a Cary Blair specimen needs to be submitted to OSPHL along with the raw stool specimen.
The must have Android app for foodborne outbreak investigators and food safety professionals, providing free access to food safety resources, trainings, videos, news, and conferences. Developed and maintained by the Southeastern Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence.
The must have iOS app for foodborne outbreak investigators and food safety professionals, providing free access to food safety resources, trainings, videos, news, and conferences. Developed and maintained by the Southeastern Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence
To better serve our mission of providing tools and resources to assist other state and local public health professionals, the Centers have developed geographic regions. These regions provide a point-of-contact to help guide jurisdictions to the resources that best meet their needs. If you’re not sure who to contact for assistance, reach out to your regional Center and let them help you navigate the wide array of resources.
The 'In the Lab' series demonstrates basic laboratory techniques performed at a public health laboratory. In this video, the laboratorian demonstrates how to perform a gram stain to differentiate bacteria.
The 'In the Lab' series demonstrates basic laboratory techniques performed at a public health laboratory. In this video, the laboratorian demonstrates how stool specimens are plated during a foodborne outbreak investigation.
The Spanish instructional video for the IT-Kit™, a revolutionary packet of materials that makes collecting a stool specimen simple and fun. Closed captioning is available.
The instructional video for the IT-Kit™, a revolutionary packet of materials that makes collecting a stool specimen simple and fun. Closed captioning is available.
What is the appropriate volume of stool to provide for a patient specimen in a foodborne outbreak investigation?
How do you convince patients to provide a stool sample?
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Whole Genome Sequencing

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This video shows how to conduct environmental water sampling for Legionella. The principles used in collecting environmental samples can also be used in foodborne outbreak investigations.
The Food Source Information Wiki is an interactive working guide to food production methods to provide public health professionals with rapid access to basic information on production practices and food distribution systems.
This is the first of five webinars hosted by the Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence (CoE). In this webinar, Dr. Elaine Scallan, Co-Director of the Colorado CoE, provides an overview of resources and tools for foodborne illness outbreak resp
Third of five webinars hosted by the Food Safety Centers of Excellence (CoEs). In this webinar, the New York CoE discusses its regionalized approach to food safety and ways in which they have strengthened collaboration with neighboring jurisdictions.
Epi-Ready is a two-day in-person workshop for environmental and public health professionals with responsibility for investigation of foodborne illness outbreaks.
This training includes four online modules that provide foundational knowledge on whole genome sequencing
This training includes four webinars on basic genomic principles. This project is a multi-pronged approach to deliver training on whole genome sequencing (WGS) to health department and agriculture department staff who use WGS data for foodborne disea
Summer 2018 issue of the Food Safety Centers of Excellence newsletter. Topics: CO Interviewer Training Resources Toolkit; FL laboratorian video; Partner Spotlight: NEHA; Publication on Salmonella incubation periods; WGS live learning series.
The Colorado CoE uses bi-directional video technology to deliver innovative, engaging, and travel-free trainings.
Fall 2017 issue of the Food Safety Centers of Excellence newsletter. Topics: Online WGS Training; Online Learning Communities for WGS Application; NACCHO Food Safety Workgroup; Use of WGS in Outbreaks highlighted at CSTE.
The must have Android app for foodborne outbreak investigators and food safety professionals, providing free access to food safety resources, trainings, videos, news, and conferences. Developed and maintained by the Southeastern Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence.
The must have iOS app for foodborne outbreak investigators and food safety professionals, providing free access to food safety resources, trainings, videos, news, and conferences. Developed and maintained by the Southeastern Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence
To better serve our mission of providing tools and resources to assist other state and local public health professionals, the Centers have developed geographic regions. These regions provide a point-of-contact to help guide jurisdictions to the resources that best meet their needs. If you’re not sure who to contact for assistance, reach out to your regional Center and let them help you navigate the wide array of resources.
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