US: meeting on foodborne outbreak coordination
The USDA's Food Safety and
Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced a public meeting to discuss strategies
on improved information sharing and coordination during multi-jurisdictional
foodborne outbreak investigations.
This meeting 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).
The public meeting will
be held on Thursday, 15 May, from 8am-5pm at the Renaissance St Louis Grand and
Suites Hotel, 800 Washington Avenue, St Louis, Missouri, 63101.
states that the US 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
The department invites local, state and federal
public health partners as well as consumer groups and industry to share their
perspectives on best practices and challenges to effective coordination during
Individuals are encouraged to
pre-register to attend the meeting, by visiting the FSIS website.
â€¢ Food and Drug Administration
â€¢ Food Safety and Inspection
â€¢ Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
â€¢ Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention
â€¢ US Department of Agriculture
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