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Call for Comments on Third Edition of CIFOR Guidelines

Posted on November 06, 2019

Blog: Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (CIFOR)

The CIFOR Guidelines for Foodborne Disease Outbreak Response (CIFOR Guidelines) are a comprehensive source of information on foodborne disease investigation and control for local, state and federal health agencies.

The Guidelines describe:

  • The overall approach to addressing foodborne disease outbreaks, including preparation, detection, investigation, control and follow-up.
  • The roles of key organizations in foodborne disease outbreaks.

The third edition of the CIFOR Guidelines, to be released in early 2020, will serve as an updated resource, reflecting the changes in the methods of detection, investigation and control of foodborne disease outbreaks.

A public comment period on the third edition is now open through Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST.

Download a zip folder containing each chapter of the new Guidelines here. NOTE: These are draft documents not meant for dissemination.

Submit your comments online here.