Foodborne Diseases Centers for Outbreak Response Enhancement

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year, foodborne diseases cause illness in 1 in 6 Americans (or about 48 million people) resulting in 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths.

Foodborne Diseases Centers for Outbreak Response Enhancement (FoodCORE) centers work together to develop new and better methods to detect, investigate, respond to, and control multistate outbreaks of foodborne diseases. Efforts are primarily focused on outbreaks caused by bacteria, including Salmonella, Shiga toxin-producing E. coli, and Listeria. The ability to detect and investigate viral and parasitic foodborne disease outbreaks will also be strengthened.

Ten centers participate, covering about 18% of the U.S. population, or 58 million people. Read more about the FoodCORE centers.

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FoodCORE Centers

States/cities currently participating

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2018 FoodCORE Data Now Available

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FoodCORE Success Story: Extending Capacity Beyond Food

Four FoodCORE centers utilized existing capacity from FoodCORE to help tackle a variety of situations.

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FoodCORE Resources

Model Practices, Yearly Summary Reports, Metrics Data, and Program Information