EA Trainings, Resources and Tools

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Online interactive tool developed by the CDC to find statistics from previous foodborne associated outbreaks in the United States. Outbreak information is searchable by location, year, implicated food, and etiology.

Approximate Length: N/A

Requirements: None

Cost: Free


Format:
Reference Table
US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)

Website provides updated information regarding recent food recalls and alerts. Also provides a variety of food safety related information including cooking and food handling tips, links to foodborne illness complaint systems, and pathogens common to foodborne illness.

Approximate Length: N/A

Requirements: None

Cost: Free


Format:
Website
Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence (CoE)
Oregon CoE

Downloadable and adaptable questionnaire template for collecting specimen information, key demographics, illness characteristics, and exposure history in a foodborne disease investigation.

Approximate length: 5 pages

Requirements: None

Cost: Free


Format:
Handout
State and County Health Departments
Michigan State PH

Comprehensive, general, step-by-step guidelines for norovirus disinfection and special clean-up procedures at food service establishments, healthcare/hospital/nursing home facilities, and schools/daycares.

Approximate length: 11 pages
Requirements: None
Cost: Free


Format:
Manual
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Quick reference table describing basic guidelines for when to collect, how to collect, collection methods, storage, and transportation of clinical specimens (bulk stool, blood, vomitus, rectal swabs, etc) organized by potential agent.

Approximate Length: 1 page
Requirements: None
Cost: Free


Format:
Reference Table
State and County Health Departments
West Virginia Bureau of Public Health

Short two-page guide document that highlights the basic outline, format, and necessary components of a final outbreak investigation report.

Approximate length: 2 pages
Requirements: None
Cost: Free


Format:
Guidelines
International Association of Food Protection (IAFP)

Guidebook for public health personnel investigating foodborne illnesses, based on epidemiologic principles and investigative techniques effective for determining causal factors of disease outbreaks.

Approximate Length: ~200 pages

Requirements: None

Cost: $23.95 for members, $29.95 for nonmembers


Format:
Manual
International Association of Food Protection (IAFP)

Online PDF packet of IAFP forms and example templates to be used during foodborne and waterborne illness outbreak investigations.  The IAFP forms are taken directly from the IAFP Procedures to Investigate Foodborne Illness guidebook.

Approximate Length: ~26 pages

Requirements: None

Cost: Free


Format:
Manual
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Course handbook provides instruction for increasing awareness of the threat of intentional contamination and reducing the risk of intentional contamination in the US food supply, with a focus on prevention rather than reaction.

Approximate Length: 22 pages
Requirements: None
Cost: Free


Format:
Manual
Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

Introduction to legal issues that arise in public health food safety from surveillance and outbreak investigation through restaurant inspections and detention of food.

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

Approximate length: 1 hour

Requirements: None

Cost: Free


Format:
Online Training

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