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Foodborne Outbreaks

Have You Heard? Facts From The Field  is a weekly feature from the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to provide CDC and the field with facts and news from state, tribal, local and territorial public health agencies. We invite you to read and share this information broadly.

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August 20, 2014

  • The Chicago Department of Public Health and civic partners have created Foodborne Chicago, a web-based project that allows residents to report, via the website, food poisoning from restaurants.
  • The project also searches Twitter for tweets relating to food poisoning in Chicago and replies to the tweets with a link to the website.
  • In 10 months, the project processed 193 complaints, resulting in 133 restaurant inspections, with serious violations found in 54 of the restaurants.

June 9, 2014

October 5, 2011

  • Page last reviewed: November 9, 2015
  • Page last updated: November 9, 2015
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    • Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support