Inspections, Compliance, Enforcement, and Criminal Investigations
ORA Outbreak Response Field Guides
Foodborne outbreak investigations have been increasing. This has been influenced by direct food safety hazards and our improved outbreak detection capability. FDA is working toward reducing foodborne outbreaks by continuing a strong, effective surveillance, compliance, and enforcement program, supporting preventative controls, supporting corporate accountability to understand and have confidence in their supply chain, and providing education/outreach to agency stakeholders.
To support outbreak response, FDA is developing and issuing a series of outbreak response field guides. You will find the guides as well as videos introducing the guides in the list below. The guides are product/hazard-specific and reflect: the expected steps to undertake during an investigation, the best practices learned over the years, the latest scientific and regulatory thought processes.
Outbreak Response Field Guides
Video Introduction Field Guide 1 - Pathogen: E. coli, Salmonella, Listeria; Product: Sprouts
Released April 16, 2010
Outbreak Response Field Guide 1, Pathogen: E. coli, Salmonella, Listeria; Product: Sprouts(PDF - 215KB)
Effective date March 1, 2010