Since 2000, state, federal, and industry partners have collaborated with CDC to develop steps to address environmental causes of foodborne illness outbreaks.
State, federal, and industry representatives participating in the Environmental Health Specialists Network (EHS-Net) develop the basis for a national surveillance system for environmental causes of foodborne illness outbreaks.
CDC requests feedback on the concept from the Conference for Food Protection (CFP), a group representing stakeholders with a role or interest in food safety at the retail level. A CFP committee reviews the issue to determine CFP's role in national implementation.
CFP urges that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amend the National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards to recommend that all food safety programs participate in NVEAIS.
FDA amends Standard 5, Foodborne Illness and Food Defense Preparedness and Response.
CDC launches NVEAIS and accompanying e-Learning on Environmental Assessment of Foodborne Illness Outbreaks.