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Amanda Eamich

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2008 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced a public meeting that is being co-sponsored with the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to discuss strategies on improved information sharing and coordination during multi-jurisdictional foodborne outbreak investigations.

The public meeting will be held on Thursday, May 15, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand and Suites Hotel, 800 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., 63101.

The U.S. food supply is becoming increasingly complex and foodborne illness investigations more often involve multiple agencies and jurisdictions. Additionally, significant advances in epidemiologic and laboratory surveillance have allowed for a more rapid identification of foodborne outbreaks that lead to coordinated investigations. Efficient information sharing and coordination among all stakeholders is critical to the success of foodborne illness investigations.

Local, state and federal public health partners as well as consumer groups and industry are invited to share their perspectives on best practices and challenges to effective coordination during multi-jurisdictional outbreaks.

Individuals are encouraged to pre-register to attend the meeting, and should visit www.fsis.usda.gov. The agenda and other related information will be available prior to the meeting on the FSIS Web site at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/
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For further information, contact Bonnie Kissler, Office of Public Health Science, FSIS, at (404) 562-5940, by e-mail at Bonnie.Kissler@fsis.usda.gov or by mail to U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, Office of Public Health Science, 100 Alabama Street, SW, 1924 Building, Suite 3R90A, Atlanta, Ga. 30303. Persons requiring a sign language interpreter or other special accommodations should notify Dr. Kissler by May 8, 2008.
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