Use these resources and tools to improve environmental assessment data reporting.
Learn more about environmental assessments.
- Environmental Assessment Training Series (EATS): Learn about role of environmental assessments in the broader context of outbreak investigations and the food safety system and practice the skills necessary to investigate outbreaks of foodborne illness in restaurants.
- Environmental Assessment Definitions: Review key terms used in environmental assessments of foodborne outbreak investigations.
- Environmental Assessments Triggered by Foodborne Illness (Food and Drug Administration – FDA): Read about how environmental assessments are conducted and reports summarizing previous environmental assessments.
Explore other CDC data systems.
- Foodborne Illness Surveillance, Response, and Data Systems: Explore other surveillance systems that track and monitor reports of foodborne diseases in the United States.
- National Outbreak Reporting System (NORS): Report data on disease outbreaks caused by bacterial, viral, parasitic, chemical, toxin, and unknown agents, as well as foodborne and waterborne outbreaks of non-enteric disease.
- NORS Guidance for Contributing Factors (CF) in Foodborne Outbreak Reports [PDF – 215 KB]: Find information about identifying contributing factors and reporting them on the NORS electronic outbreak report form.
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.
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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