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Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (CIFOR)

Guildelines for Foodborne Disease Outbreak Response cover page. The Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (CIFOR), funded primarily by CDC, consists of national associations and federal agencies working together to improve methods to investigate, control, and prevent foodborne disease outbreaks. Member organizations represent epidemiology programs, environmental health programs, public health laboratories, and regulatory agencies involved in foodborne disease surveillance and outbreak response. The food industry is represented on the CIFOR Industry Workgroup.

The Council identifies barriers to rapid detection and response to foodborne disease outbreaks and develops projects that address these barriers. Some of the Council’s products include these resources: