Infographic: Florida is One of Five State Health Departments Set Up to Work with CDC in National Foodborne Illness Outbreak
Posted By Alan Sackrin on May 31, 2013
CDC has designated five Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence to help fulfill its role in the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). After a competitive process, five state health departments and their affiliated university partners were selected and notified: Colorado, Florida, Minnesota, Oregon, and Tennessee.
With CDC’s leadership, these Centers will provide technical assistance and training on epidemiological, laboratory, and environmental investigations of foodborne illness outbreaks and associated analyses.
Centers will identify and implement best practices in foodborne diseases surveillance and will serve as a resource for public health professionals at state, local, and regional levels.