Food

Outbreaks: Investigation, Response & Evaluation

FDA Coordinated Outbreak Response & Evaluation (CORE) Network

FDA’s Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation (CORE) Network was created to manage not just outbreak response, but surveillance and post-response activities related to incidents involving multiple illnesses linked to FDA-regulated human and animal food and cosmetic products.

The goal of the CORE Network is to build upon the best of what we currently do across FDA in incident response, and not only to streamline, but to strengthen FDA’s efforts to prevent, detect, investigate, respond to, and learn from incidents and outbreaks.

Members of the CORE Network at the Headquarters level are assigned on a continuous, full-time basis to ensure continuity of effort and to promote strong team building—both within the CORE staff and with our internal and external stakeholders.

The teams are multidisciplinary, and represent a stronger emphasis on the types of expertise needed to enhance the ways FDA handles both response and post-response activities related to incidents of illnesses linked to human and animal food.

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