Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Spotlight: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


All Foods and Food Safety Role.

1. Investigates with local, state and other federal officials sources of food-borne disease outbreaks
2. Maintains a nationwide system of food-borne disease surveillance: Designs and puts in place rapid, electronic systems for reporting food-borne infections. Works with other federal and state agencies to monitor rates of and trends in food-borne disease outbreaks. Develops state-of-the-art techniques for rapid identification of food-borne pathogens at the state and local levels.
3. Develops and advocates public health policies to prevent food-borne diseases
4. Conducts research to help prevent food-borne illness
5. Trains local and state food safety personnel

For More Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Rd., N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30333

Media inquiries: 404-639-3286

General public: 404-639-3311


* Also, HHS's National Institutes of Health conduct food safety research.

via FDA

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