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The International Association for Food Protection is a non-profit association of food safety professionals. Dedicated to the life-long educational needs of its Members, IAFP provides Members with an information network through its two scientific journals (Food Protection Trends and Journal of Food Protection), its educational Annual Meeting, international meetings and symposia along with international interaction between food safety professionals.
Foreword.- Introduction.- Develop a Foodborne Disease Surveillance System.- Investigate Outbreaks.- Seek Sources and Modes of Contamination and Ways By Which the Contaminants Survived and/or Proliferated.- Analyze Data.- Make Recommendations for Control.- Inform the Public.- Calculate Economic Impact of Disease Outbreaks.- Submit Report.- Use Outbreak Data for Prevention.- Addendum: Investigation of Intentional Contamination.- Further Reading.- Appendices
Procedures to Investigate Foodborne Illness is designed to guide public health personnel or teams in any country that investigates reports of alleged foodborne illnesses. The manual is based on epidemiologic principles and investigative techniques that have been found effective in determining causal factors of disease incidence. The guidelines are presented in the sequence usually followed during investigations and are organized so that an investigator can easily find the information needed in any phase of an investigation. Included are descriptions of the following procedures:rnPlan, prepare, investigate and respond to intentional contamination of foodrnHandle illness alerts and food-related complaints that may be related to illnessrnInterview ill persons, those at risk, and controlsrnDevelop a case definitionrnCollect and ship specimens and food samplesrnConduct hazard analysis (environmental assessments) at sites where foods responsible for outbreaks were produced, processed, or preparedrnTrace sources of contaminationrnIdentify factors responsible for contamination, survival of pathogenic microorganisms or toxic substances, and/or propagation of pathogensrnCollate and interpret collected datarnReport information about the outbreakrnrnrnThis edition also contains extensively updated and more user-friendly keys to assist investigators in identifying the contributing factors that may lead to the contamination, proliferation or survival of agents of foodborne disease.
Guide for public health personnel to investigate reports of foodborne illnesses
Based on effective epidemiologic principles and investigative techniques for determining causal factors of disease incidence
User-friendly organization of guidelines