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Learning products and resources designed to help the public health community reduce food related illnesses.

Food Safety Learning Products

Compliance Guideline for Controlling Salmonella and Campylobacter in Poultry, Second Edition May 2008

  • Describes concerns and validated controls for each step in the broiler slaughter process
  • Intended for small poultry plants to help them better comply with regulatory requirements

Diagnosis and Management of Foodborne Illnesses

  • Intended for those likely to see the index case of a potential food-related disease out-break
  • Reminds health care professionals of their role in recognizing suspicious symptoms, disease clusters, etiologic agents and reporting cases of foodborne illness to public health authorities

Epidemiologic Computer-Based Case StudiesContinuing Education

  • Presented as a case study (See Botulism in Argentina, Gastroenteritis in Texas, E. coli O157:H7 Infection in Michigan, Multistate Outbreak of Cyclosporiasis and Salmonella in the Caribbean)
  • Designed for public health practitioners with knowledge of basic epidemiologic and public health concepts

Epidemiologic Classroom Case Studies

Foodborne Diseases: Better Prevention with Better Public Health Information

  • Examines current food industry trends such as the centralization of food processing and reliance on imported foods
  • Addresses challenges associated with the general public and understaffed state and local health departments

Food for Thought and Action

Food-Safe Schools Action Guide and Train-the-Trainer Manual for School Foodservice Personnel

  • Provides step-by-step instructions on how to conduct a training session about food safety to foodservice personnel
  • Provides guidance to trainers about adult learning theory and how to deliver an effective training

Grocery Manufacturers' Association Guidance Documents on Preventing Salmonella

  • Includes information for Salmonella Control Guidance, Annex to Salmonella Guidance, Equipment Design Checklist for Low Moisture Foods, and  Facility Design Checklist

Health Practices on Cruise Ships: Training for Employees

  • Includes learning on food protection, foodborne Illnesses and microworld

Health Practices on Cruise Ships: Training for Employees — Outbreak Investigations  

  • Discusses Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) Gastrointestinal Illness Surveillance System (GISS) requirements
  • Explains the roles and responsibilities for case reporting and outbreak investigations

Investigation of Foodborne Illness: A Laboratory PerspectiveContinuing Education

  • Designed for clinical laboratory scientists
  • Intended as an overview and provides information on bacterial, viral, and parasitic causes of foodborne illness

Pharyngitis in Louisiana Outbreak Simulation

  • Designed for public health workers who are likely to lead or participate in an outbreak investigation
  • Includes interview with patients and health care personnel and data collection simulations

Reporting of Outbreaks of Foodborne Illness under the International Health Regulations

  • Discusses WHO's 2007 implementation of International Health Regulations

World Health Organization (WHO) Train the Trainer course on the Five Keys to Safer Food

  • Designed for the public health community interested in providing safe food handling education and promotion behavioral change in women preparing food at home
  • Provides scientific information and behavioral tools to promote the adoption of safe food handling behaviors

Using Employee Health and Personal Hygiene Measures

  • Provides recommendations for implementation and compliance with regulations related to preventing the transmission of foodborne disease
  • Provides information on administrative and legal aspects of compliance

Food Safety Resources

Valuable training and learning resources on the Spotlight topic, intended for the public health community.

Food Safety Resources for the General Public

A range of resources on the Spotlight topic useful to the general public.

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I Checked Cupboards – External sites

I checked my cupboards! or 1-800-CDC-INFO

1 in 6 people get food poisoning

1 in 6  people gets food poisoning. CDC Vital Signs™:

Vital Information on Foodborne Illness

CDC Vital Signs™ – Learn Vital Information on Foodborne Illness. Read Vital Signs™…

Make Food Safer to Eat.

CDC Vital Signs™ — Make Food Safer to Eat. Clean - Separate - Cook - Chill

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Food Safety Alerts and Tips

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