FoodNet Sites

FoodNet has sites in 10 states.

The New York State Emerging Infections Program The New York State Emerging Infections Program Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment: Communicable Disease Epidemiology Program The California Emerging Infections Program (CEIP) The Oregon Health Authority Public Health: Emerging Infections Program The University of New Mexico Institue for Public Health: Emerging Infections Program The Minnesota Department of Health: Foodborne Illness Active Disease Surveillance Tennessee Department of Health, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department of Preventive Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Tennessee Emerging Infections Program The Georgia Emerging Infections Program (GA-EIP) The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene: Emerging Infections Program (EIP) Connecticut Emerging Infections Program

FoodNet is the principal foodborne disease component of CDC’s Emerging Infections Program and provides the data necessary for measuring the progress in foodborne disease prevention.

The network was established in July 1995 and is a collaborative program among CDC, 10 state health departments, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS)External, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).External

FoodNet personnel located at state health departments regularly contact the clinical laboratories in ConnecticutExternal, GeorgiaExternal, MarylandExternal, MinnesotaExternal, New MexicoExternal, OregonExternal, TennesseeExternal and selected counties in CaliforniaExternal, ColoradoExternal, and New YorkExternal to get reports of infections diagnosed in residents of these areas.

The surveillance area includes 15% of the United States population (48 million people in 2013).