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Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence (CoE)
Oregon CoE

Video highlighting and showing examples of the 10-cardinal rules and do's and don't of interviewing during a foodborne disease outbreak investigation.

Approximate length: 9 minutes

Requirements: None

Cost: Free


Format:
Video
National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)
A Systems-Based Food Safety Evaluation: An Experimental Approach

Article outlines the systems-based approach used for evaluating food safety practices.

Approximate Length: 6 page
Requirements: None
Cost: Free


Format:
Journal Article
National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)

Article from the National Environmental Health Association looking at the most common contributing factors associated with foodborne outbreaks in school settings using CDC foodborne outbreak surveillance data from 2000-2010.

Approximate Length: 5 pages

Requirements: None

Cost: Free


Format:
Journal Article
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Handbook of foodborne pathogenic microorganisms and natural toxins. In depth handbook provides detailed information each foodborne agent including disease frequency, sources, at risk populations, transmission, trends, etc.

Approximate Length: 292 pages

Requirements: None

Cost: Free


Format:
Book
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
FDA RRT

Developed by the FDA RRT working groups to document the best practices for responding and investigating food and feed emergencies. Each chapter describes the best practices with both broad concepts and specific details, customizable to address specific needs.

Approximate Length: 535 pages

Requirements: None

Cost: Free


Format:
Manual
Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence (CoE)
Colorado CoE

One-page step-by-step instruction handout to provide individuals who are giving a bulk stool specimen.

Approximate length: 1 page

Requirements: None

Cost: Free


Format:
Handout
State and County Health Departments
Massachusetts State PH

Short reference guide table for bacterial pathogen disease characteristics, growth characteristics, commonly associated foods, controls, reservoirs, survival factors, and disease trends.

Approximate length: 2 pages
Requirements: None
Cost: Free


Format:
Reference Table
Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (CIFOR)

Comprehensive handbook that describes the overall approach to outbreaks of foodborne diseases, including preparation, detection, investigation, control, and follow-up. Also describes the role of key organizations involved in outbreaks, recommendations for communication and coordination among multiple agencies, and indicators used to gauge outbreak response performance.

Approximate Length: 255 pages

Requirements: None

Cost: Free

 


Format:
Guidelines
Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (CIFOR)

The Toolkit walks public health practitioners through a series of worksheets divided into eleven "Focus Areas". The Focus Areas are designed to help jurisdictions identify recommendations from the Guidelines that would be most useful for their jurisdiction. The Toolkit covers the most critical elements of outbreak response, guiding users through a range of activities, including: describing current activities and procedures, prioritizing CIFOR Guidelines recommendations to address needed improvements, and finally, making plans to implement the selected recommendations.

Approximate Length: 11 Focus Areas

Requirements: None

Cost: Free


Format:
Manual
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

FDA hosted training for effective communication strategies for regulators focusing on a variety of topics and methods for managing conflict, establishing rapport, creating a strong foundation, and communicating across cultures.

*Although this training is routine inspection focused, the skills taught are applicable to environmental health investigations.

Approximate length: 2-2.5 hours

Requirements: None

Cost: Free to regulatory and state agency personnel


Format:
Online Training

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