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Foodborne Outbreak Investigation Outcomes – Response and Prevention

FSIS investigates outbreaks of foodborne illness in collaboration with public health partners, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), and state and local health and agriculture departments.

Foodborne illness investigations are multi-faceted, multidisciplinary undertakings that involve collecting and analyzing data from a variety of sources. Epidemiologic, laboratory, and environmental evidence help guide the short-term response and long-term preventive actions of public health organizations working to minimize or prevent further exposure.

Short-Term Outcomes of Foodborne Outbreak Investigations: Response

During investigations, FSIS may respond by posting recalls of FSIS-regulated products linked to illness or by issuing public health alerts. Following outbreak investigations, FSIS conducts after-action reviews to identify, share, and apply lessons learned with public health and industry partners and consumers to help prevent future illness and improve response.

Long-Term Outcomes of Foodborne Outbreak Investigations: Prevention

FSIS applies lessons learned from outbreak investigations to help prevent future illness in various ways, including commodity-specific policy improvements, industry guidance, consumer education, and efforts to strengthen collaborative outbreak response with public health partners.

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Short URL for this page: https://www.fsis.usda.gov/OutbreakOutcomes

Last Modified Mar 06, 2020