Success Stories

These stories illustrate the work FoodCORE does to advance public health across the United States.

FoodCORE experts work to detect and respond to outbreaks, train professionals and strengthen health systems, and create programs that increase the safety of people’s food, water, and environment. Read about some of the specific ways we do this below.

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Connecticut Leads Coordinated Investigation and Response to Contaminated Cheese

When people get sick from the food they eat, public health officials must work together to figure out the food that caused the illness. On February 12, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that seven people from four states were infected in an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes, including one ill person in Connecticut. Leading up to the Food Safety Alert posted by CDC, the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CT DPH), along with CDC, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and public health and regulatory officials in the other states with ill persons, were working quickly to investigate the multistate outbreak.

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