NEARS Resources

Use these resources and tools to improve environmental assessment data reporting.

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Learn more about environmental assessments.

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Learn more about root causes.

Inspector to Investigator

Learn more about contributing factors.

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Explore other CDC data systems.

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Learn more about outbreak investigations.

  • Foodborne Outbreaks (CDC): Explore resources for public health officials investigating outbreaks.
  • Guidelines for Foodborne Outbreak Response (Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response): Use this comprehensive information for investigating and controlling foodborne outbreaks, including model practices for investigations and the role of key organizations in outbreaks.
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Explore the Food Code.

  • Food Code (Food and Drug Administration): Develop or update food safety rules consistent with national food regulatory policy.


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