Procedures to Investigate Foodborne Illness

Authors: for Food Protection, International Association

  • Guide for public health personnel to investigate reports of foodborne illnesses
  • Based on effective epidemiologic principles and investigative techniques for determining causal factors of disease incidence
  • User-friendly organization of guidelines
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Procedures to Investigate Foodborne Illness is designed to guide public health personnel or teams in any country that investigates reports of alleged foodborne illnesses. The  manual is based on epidemiologic principles and investigative techniques that have been found effective in determining causal factors of disease incidence. The guidelines are presented in the sequence usually followed during investigations and are organized so that an investigator can easily find the information needed in any phase of an investigation. Included are descriptions of the following procedures:

  • Plan, prepare, investigate and respond to intentional contamination of food
  • Handle illness alerts and food-related complaints that may be related to illness
  • Interview ill persons, those at risk, and controls
  • Develop a case definition
  • Collect and ship specimens and food samples
  • Conduct hazard analysis (environmental assessments) at sites where foods responsible for outbreaks were produced, processed, or prepared
  • Trace sources of contamination
  • Identify factors responsible for contamination, survival of pathogenic microorganisms or toxic substances, and/or propagation of pathogens
  • Collate and interpret collected data
  • Report information about the outbreak

This edition also contains extensively updated and more user-friendly keys to assist investigators in identifying the contributing factors that may lead to the contamination, proliferation or survival of agents of foodborne disease. 

About the authors

The International Association for Food Protection is a non-profit association of food safety professionals. Dedicated to the life-long educational needs of its Members, IAFP provides Members with an information network through its two scientific journals (Food Protection Trends and Journal of Food Protection), its educational Annual Meeting, international meetings and symposia along with international interaction between food safety professionals.

Table of contents (1 chapters)

  • Procedures to Investigate Foodborne Illness

    Todd, Ewen C. D.

    Pages 1-164

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eBook $19.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $29.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-8395-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Procedures to Investigate Foodborne Illness
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
International Association for Food Protection
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-8396-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-8396-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-8395-4
Edition Number
6
Number of Pages
X, 167
Number of Illustrations and Tables
27 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Originally published by International Association for Food Protection, des Moines, IA, USA
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