Metrics for Salmonella, Shiga toxin-producing E. coli, and Listeria (SSL) were developed, tested, and are fully implemented in all FoodCORE centers. Learn more about the SSL Metrics.
The centers are currently piloting a second set of metrics specific to the detection, response, and control of enteric disease outbreaks caused by pathogens other than Salmonella, Shiga toxin-producing E. coli, and Listeria (SSL). These metrics, which are currently under development, include investigation activities for norovirus, other enteric disease pathogens, such as Campylobacter, Cryptosporidium, or Giardia, and outbreaks of unknown etiology. Collectively, these are referred to as the NOU metrics, for norovirus, other etiologies, and unknown etiologies. The NOU metrics will be finalized in 2013. Learn more about the Pilot NOU Metrics.