The Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (CIFOR)External Web Site Icon may be a multidisciplinary operating group convened to increase collaboration across relevant areas of experience to reduce the burden of foodborne illness within the United States. CIFOR has developed and produced Pointers for Foodborne Outbreak and ResponseExternal Web Site Icon. This publication provides consensus tips for the overall approach to foodborne disease outbreaks, including preparation, detection, investigation, management, and follow-up.
The Guidelines conjointly describe the roles of all key organizations in foodborne disease outbreaks. The CIFOR Food Safety ClearinghouseExternal Web Site Icon is an online repository offering food safety resources developed by state and native health departments, laboratories, academic institutions, non-governmental organizations, and governmental agencies.