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Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (CIFOR)
CIFOR Clearinghouse

Comprehensive report summarizing the rationale for conducting product tracing as part of epidemiologic investigations, how product tracing fits into the investigation process, how it can be conducted effectively, and traceback barriers.

Smith K, Miller B, Vierk K, Williams I, Hedberg

Approximate Length: 40 pages

Requirements: None

Cost: Free

 


Format:
Report
State and County Health Departments
Minnesota State PH

Comprehensive summarization of the rationale for product tracing as part of epidemiologic investigations, how product tracing fits in with the investigation, and methods for conducting effective traceback investigations.

Approximate length: 35 pages
Requirements: None
Cost: Free


Format:
Journal Article
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Informational webpage describing the basics of the system theory and how it relates to food safety and the environment. Webpage provides links to a variety of additional resources further describing components of the system theory.

Approximate Length: 1 page

Requirements: None

Cost: Free


Format:
Website
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC EHS-Net

Article from the Journal of Food Protection comparing distinguishing factors of risk in foodborne illness outbreaks of restaurant settings versus nonoutbreak restaurants.

Approximate length: 5 pages

Requirements: None

Cost: Free


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

Five module course hosted by the FDA/ORAU focusing on the regulatory traceback process and how it fits into a foodborne illness outbreak investigation. Instruction includes determining when a traceback is necessary and the traceback process at the final point-of-service, distributor, and commodity level.

Approximate length: 2.5-3 hours

Requirements: Registration required, completion of preceding sections required
Cost: Free to regulatory and state agency personnel


Format:
Online Training
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC EHS-Net

Article from the International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health describing the systems based approach, used to link environmental factors and adverse health outcomes, during a waterborne Norovirus outbreak at a snowmobile lodge in Sheridan County Wyoming in 2001.

Approximate length: 7 pages

Requirements: None

Cost: Free


Format:
Journal Article

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