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Long-Term Outcomes of Foodborne Outbreak Investigations: Prevention

Foodborne outbreak investigations provide excellent opportunities to identify ways to prevent illness and improve response in the future. FSIS applies lessons learned from outbreak investigations in various ways, including: commodity-specific improvements to policy, industry guidance, and consumer education; setting food safety research priorities; and strengthening collaborative outbreak response with public health partners.

Commodity-specific Outbreak Investigation Outcomes

Beef, ground and trimmings

Beef (Lebanon bologna)

Beef, mechanically tenderized

Beef traditionally consumed raw

Chicken and turkey, ground

Chicken liver

Chicken, stuffed

Pork (roaster pigs)

Other Outbreak Investigation Outcomes

Adulteration of product associated with outbreaks

Conference for Food Protection – FSIS topics presented

HACCP Systems Validation

FSIS Food Safety Research Priorities – topics added

  • Beef traditionally consumed raw – risk communication
  • Chicken liver – pathogen characteristics; risk communication; adequate cooking
  • Roaster pigs – Salmonella reduction interventions and survival factors
  • Rotisserie chicken – pathogen control strategies at retail
  • Time/temperature required for lethality of Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella for low–water activity cured meat products under high-humidity conditions
  • Unique attributes of pathogen outbreak strains that may increase the probability of foodborne illness

Strengthening collaborative outbreak response with public health partners

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Short URL for this page: https://www.fsis.usda.gov/OutbreakPrevention

Last Modified Sep 16, 2020