• Binomial Probability Worksheet

    Oregon Center - Product

    Excel worksheet that allows you to calculate the binomial probability of getting X or more yes answers to any given exposure question if you know or can guesstimate the background rate.

    6/11/2015

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  • Bleach Guidance Document

    Colorado Center - Product

    This document summarizes the new bleach recommendations for suspect and confirmed norovirus outbreaks.

    7/6/2015

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  • Centered on Food Safety Newsletter -- Fall 2014

    CoE Editorial Board - Product

    Inaugural newsletter of the Food Safety Centers of Excellence. Topics: CO's environmental QuickTrain series; Epi-Ready training by CoE sites; CO's Food Source Information Wiki; MN's data for Case-Case Comparisons; TN’s online outbreak training.

    11/19/2014

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  • Centered on Food Safety Newsletter -- Fall 2015

    CoE Editorial Board - Product

    Fall 2015 issue of the Food Safety Centers of Excellence newsletter. Topics: Online Outbreak Training; Interview Training Resources; Foodborne Complaint Toolkit Pilot; Introducing New Center of Excellence; Outbreak Case Studies; Foodborne Illness Vid

    10/16/2015

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  • Centered on Food Safety Newsletter -- Spring 2015

    CoE Editorial Board - Product

    Spring 2015 issue of the Food Safety Centers of Excellence newsletter. Topics: CoE fact sheet availability; CoE at PulseNet meetings; FL's training video module 1; FL's food safety app; MN's key points series.

    3/4/2015

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  • Centered on Food Safety Newsletter -- Summer 2015

    CoE Editorial Board - Product

    Summer 2015 issue of the Food Safety Centers of Excellence newsletter. Topics: Bleach concentration guidelines for Norovirus; Events CoE to attend 2015; "Shotgun" hypothesis-generating questionnaire; CIFOR metrics; CoE All Products website.

    7/1/2015

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  • CoE Regional Map

    Florida Center - Product

    To better serve our mission of providing tools and resources to assist other state and local public health professionals, the Centers have developed geographic regions. These regions provide a point-of-contact to help guide jurisdictions to the resources that best meet their needs. If you’re not sure who to contact for assistance, reach out to your regional Center and let them help you navigate the wide array of resources.

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  • Colorado 2013 CIFOR Report

    Colorado Center - Product

    The CoE used the Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (CIFOR) performance indicators to assess strengths and areas for improvement in outbreak detection and response.

    10/10/2013

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  • Colorado Training Needs Assessment

    Colorado Center - Product

    To identify training needed in foodborne illness surveillance and outbreak response, the Colorado CoE undertook a training needs assessment in Colorado in 2013.

    5/29/2015

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  • Compendium of Acute Foodborne Disease

    Oregon Center - Product

    The OHS Compendium of Acute Food-borne Diseases is based on a similar table developed by epidemiologists at the Food-borne and Diarrheal Disease Branch, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, CDC.

    6/13/2015

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  • Creating a Case Cluster Map in Epi InfoTM 7

    Florida Center - Video

    A brief training video on how to create a case cluster map in Epi InfoTM 7, presented by Ben Klekamp, Liaison with the Florida Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence. For optimal viewing, increase quality of resolution by selecting "Settings" once you open video to full screen.

    4/8/2014

  • Creating a Choropleth Map in Epi InfoTM 7

    Florida Center - Video

    A brief training video on how to create a choropleth map in Epi InfoTM 7, presented by Ben Klekamp, Liaison with the Florida Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence. For optimal viewing, increase quality of resolution by selecting "Settings" once you open video to full screen.

    4/8/2014

  • Cultural Foods Safety App

    Tennessee Center - Product

    Cultural Foods Safety application developed for the FDA by Tennessee’s Center for Agriculture and Food Security and Preparedness (CAFSP). Includes searchable information on food safety issues and control measures associated with specific culturally-

    10/12/2015

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  • Downloading Epi InfoTM 7

    Florida Center - Video

    A brief training video on how to download and install Epi InfoTM 7 onto your computer, presented by Ben Klekamp, Liaison with the Florida Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence. For optimal viewing, increase quality of resolution by selecting "Settings" once you open video to full screen.

    3/6/2014

  • Enfermedades transmitidas por los alimentos : ¿Qué problema?

    Florida Center - Video

    Esta producción es la primera de una serie de siete vídeos para miembros novatos de un equipo de investigación de brote. Presenta el concepto de enfermedad transmitida por alimentos y la carga que tiene actualmente tanto para la salud como para las finanzas, en los Estados Unidos. El video también ofrece una perspectiva histórica de los cambios que se han producido en la industria alimentaria y su presente efecto sobre la salud pública y los profesionales de seguridad de los alimentos.

    7/30/2015

  • Environmental Assessment Activities Mini Lecture

    Colorado Center - Video

    This mini lecture summarizes the activities performed during an environmental assessment as part of a foodborne outbreak investigation.

    5/29/2015

  • Environmental Assessment QuickTrain

    Colorado Center - Product

    This training is designed for public health professionals as an introduction or refresher on conducting environmental assessments during an outbreak investigation.

    5/29/2015

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  • Environmental Water Sampling for Legionella

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    This video shows how to conduct environmental water sampling for Legionella. The principles used in collecting environmental samples can also be used in foodborne outbreak investigations.

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  • Epi InfoTM 7 Check Code 101

    Florida Center - Video

    An introductory training video on how to use Check Code in Epi InfoTM 7, presented by Ben Klekamp with the Florida Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence. For optimal viewing, increase quality of resolution by selecting "Settings" once you open video to full screen.

    3/14/2014

  • Event- & Venue-centric Outbreak Questionnaire Template

    Oregon Center - Product

    Designed for “local event” outbreaks of gastroenteritis (e.g. restaurants, weddings) to assess food and environmental exposures. This is a stand-alone Word file that is formatted for use with the Napoli database.

    6/11/2015

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  • FBI Complaint Form

    Colorado Center - Product

    This tool is a standard form to collect information about foodborne illness complaints.

    12/17/2015

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  • FL-CoE CIFOR Evaluation 2013

    Florida Center - Product

    The Florida Department of Health conducted an evaluation using the CIFOR Toolkit in 2013 to obtain empirical evidence to guide future efforts by the Florida Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence to improve foodborne outbreak response in Florida. The evaluation focused on necessary resources, complaint systems, and epidemiology investigation.

    2/7/2014

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  • FL-CoE Education and Training Needs Assessment

    Florida Center - Product

    The purpose of this study was to assess current needs/knowledge gaps among state and local personnel involved in food safety activities and to assess the best approach to reach the target audience. The online survey was distributed in Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Puerto Rico.

    8/21/2013

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  • Food Safety Southeast App for Android

    EPI Center UF - Product

    The must have Android app for foodborne outbreak investigators and food safety professionals, providing free access to food safety resources, trainings, videos, news, and conferences. Developed and maintained by the Southeastern Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence.

    12/22/2014

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  • Food Safety Southeast App for iOS

    EPI Center UF - Product

    The must have iOS app for foodborne outbreak investigators and food safety professionals, providing free access to food safety resources, trainings, videos, news, and conferences. Developed and maintained by the Southeastern Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence

    4/15/2014

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  • Food Source Information Wiki

    Colorado Center - Product

    The Food Source Information Wiki is an interactive working guide to food production methods to provide public health professionals with rapid acce?ss to basic information on production practices and food distribution systems.

    5/29/2015

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  • Foodborne Illness: What Problem?

    Florida Center - Video

    This production is the first in a series of seven videos. It introduces novice outbreak investigation team members to the concept of foodborne illness and the current health and financial burden it has in the United States. This video also offers a historical perspective on the changes that have occurred within the food industry and their effects on public health and food safety professionals today.

    11/25/2014

  • Get the SCOOP!

    Tennessee Center - Product

    Tennessee Dept. of Health's Training on Stool Collection Operation and Optimum Packaging (SCOOP)

    9/2/2015

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  • Importing a Non-Epi InfoTM Database into Epi InfoTM 7

    Florida Center - Video

    A brief training video on how to import a non-Epi InfoTM database into Epi InfoTM 7, presented by Ben Klekamp, Liaison with the Florida Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence. For optimal viewing, increase quality of resolution by selecting "Settings" once you open video to full screen.

    3/12/2014

  • Importing Templates into Epi InfoTM 7

    Florida Center - Video

    A brief training video on how to import templates into Epi InfoTM 7, presented by Ben Klekamp, Liaison with the Florida Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence. For optimal viewing, increase quality of resolution by selecting "Settings" once you open video to full screen.

    3/11/2014

  • In the lab: Plating a stool sample

    Colorado Center - Video

    The 'In the Lab' series demonstrates basic laboratory techniques performed at a public health laboratory. In this video, the laboratorian demonstrates how stool specimens are plated during a foodborne outbreak investigation.

    8/18/2015

  • Instructional video for the IT-Kit™ stool sample collection kit

    Oregon Center - Video

    The instructional video for the IT-Kit™, a revolutionary packet of materials that makes collecting a stool specimen simple and fun. Closed captioning is available.

    6/10/2015

  • Instructional video for the IT-Kit™ stool sample collection kit (Spanish)

    Oregon Center - Video

    The Spanish instructional video for the IT-Kit™, a revolutionary packet of materials that makes collecting a stool specimen simple and fun. Closed captioning is available.

    6/11/2015

  • IT-Kit™ Stockroom Order Request form

    Oregon Center - Product

    Order an IT-Kit™: It contains everything a patient needs to collect a specimen. If there is any possibility that bacterial pathogen testing might be desired, a Cary Blair specimen needs to be submitted to OSPHL along with the raw stool specimen.

    6/11/2015

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  • Key Points for Creating a Foodborne Complaint System

    Minnesota Center - Product

    Foodborne illness complaint systems can be important tools to detect outbreaks that would not otherwise have been recognized. Here are some key points to make complaint systems work, based on the Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) experience with

    5/21/2015

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  • Key Points for Creating a Team of Student Workers

    Minnesota Center - Product

    Creating a team of student workers can enhance the efficiency of foodborne disease surveillance and outbreak investigations. Here are some key points to make this work, based on MDH’s 20 years of experience with “Team Diarrhea.”

    5/21/2015

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  • Key Points for Investigating Sub-Clusters

    Minnesota Center - Product

    During foodborne outbreaks due to commercially distributed foods, there are often groups of cases that identify exposure to the same individual points of service. These sub-clusters represent an invaluable opportunity to solve the outbreak.

    5/21/2015

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  • Legally Covered Seminar

    Colorado Center - Video

    Navigating public health laws and authority during a foodborne outbreak investigation.

    4/21/2015

  • Mexican-style Restaurants Questionnaire Template

    Oregon Center - Product

    Individual questionnaire templates for outbreaks suspected to be associated with Mexican-style restaurants. Philosophy is to have every common question and then allow users to quickly remove what they don't need.

    6/11/2015

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  • Minnesota Enteric Interview Forms

    Minnesota Center - Product

    Hypothesis generating interviews used in Minnesota for Salmonella, STEC, Campylobacter, Shigella, and Cryptosporidium cases are provided (including Spanish versions).

    5/21/2015

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  • National Outbreak Reporting System (NORS) Form

    Colorado Center - Video

    This video demonstrates how to complete the CDC NORS form. The video highlights each section of the form with straightforward explanations of what needs to be entered.

    5/29/2015

  • Norovirus Outbreaks and Control Measures

    Colorado Center - Video

    Rachel Jervis, epidemiologist at Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, reviews Norovirus and the new recommendations for control measures.

    11/18/2014

  • Outbreak Interviewer Training

    Oregon Center - Product

    This outbreak interviewer training guide includes Powerpoint presentation, PDF guide, handouts and answer key.

    3/2/2016

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  • Outbreak Interviewing Strategies (Full Version)

    Oregon Center - Video

    This video, starring many members of the Oregon Public Health Division, explains the 10 cardinal rules of effective interviewing. This 31-minute version explains background and is very helpful for understanding outbreak investigation interviewing.

    6/11/2015

  • Outbreak Interviewing Strategies (Quick Version)

    Oregon Center - Video

    This video, starring many members of the Oregon Public Health Division, explains the 10 cardinal rules of effective interviewing. This 9-minute version is useful as a quick introduction to volunteer interviewers to get on the phones as quickly as possible.

    6/11/2015

  • Packing & Shipping Lab Specimens

    Florida Center - Video

    The Alabama Department of Public Health as part of their TEST (Take Epidemiological Specimens Today) initiative, have produced a short video (~7 minutes) on how to properly package and ship clinical and food samples.

    1/1/2013

  • Prevention and Control of Norovirus in LTCFs

    Tennessee Center - Product

    Outbreaks of viral gastroenteritis in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) are common and can become epidemic if not identified early and prompt control measures instituted.

    12/1/2013

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  • ProTip#1

    Colorado Center - Video

    What supplies should I give to a patient providing a stool sample during a foodborne outbreak investigation?

    5/29/2015

  • ProTip#2

    Colorado Center - Video

    What is the appropriate volume of stool to provide for a patient specimen in a foodborne outbreak investigation?

    5/29/2015

  • ProTip#3

    Colorado Center - Video

    How do you convince patients to provide a stool sample?

    5/29/2015

  • Raw Milk Questionnaire Template

    Oregon Center - Product

    Individual questionnaire templates for outbreaks suspected to be associated with raw milk. Philosophy is to have every common question and then allow users to quickly remove what they don't need.

    6/11/2015

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  • Shotgun Hypothesis-generating Questionnaire

    Oregon Center - Product

    A hypothesis-generating questionnaire designed to determine a large number of exposures that cases in a subtyping cluster might share. Corresponding database available for analysis.

    6/11/2015

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  • Shotgun Hypothesis-generating Questionnaire (Spanish)

    Oregon Center - Product

    A hypothesis-generating questionnaire, with questions in Spanish, designed to determine a large number of exposures that cases in a subtyping cluster might share. Corresponding database available for analysis.

    6/11/2015

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  • Specimen Collection Video

    Colorado Center - Video

    This video demonstrates how to collect, package, and transport stool specimens in Colorado as part of a foodborne disease outbreak investigation.

    12/10/2014

  • Student Outbreak Response Training

    Colorado Center - Product

    An instructor's guide and training materials to introduce students to foodborne disease outbreak investigations and train them in interview techniques.

    8/19/2015

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  • Sub/Sandwich Shop Questionnaire Template

    Oregon Center - Product

    Individual questionnaire templates for outbreaks suspected to be associated with sub/sandwich shops. Philosophy is to have every common question and then allow users to quickly remove what they don't need.

    6/11/2015

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  • The Gopher-Beaver Form

    Oregon Center - Product

    Developed jointly by Minnesota and Oregon epidemiologists, this template can be used to collect standardized information about specific products implicated in commercially-distributed food outbreaks.

    6/11/2015

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  • Toddlers/Young Children Questionnaire Template

    Oregon Center - Product

    Individual questionnaire templates for outbreaks suspected to be associated with toddlers/young children. Philosophy is to have every common question and then allow users to quickly remove what they don't need.

    6/11/2015

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  • Water Test Kit Video Tutorial

    Florida Center - Product

    This video shows how to use a chlorine test kit and a dead end hollow fiber ultra-filtration water test kit. The principles used in collecting environmental samples can also be used in foodborne outbreak investigations.

    1/1/0001

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  • Web Course: Foodborne Outbreak Investigation and Response, Part A

    Tennessee Center - Product

    First of a multi-course series to train public health professionals to identify, investigate, and implement control measures for a foodborne disease outbreak. This is part one of a two-part course focusing on team roles and responsibilities.

    8/1/2014

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  • Web Course: Foodborne Outbreak Investigation and Response, Part B

    Tennessee Center - Product

    Second of a multi-course series to train public health professionals to identify, investigate, and implement control measures for a foodborne disease outbreak. This is part two of a two-part course focusing on team roles and responsibilities. Must c

    10/1/2015

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  • What is Vibrio Vulnificus and where can it be found

    Florida Center - Video

    An informational video on Vibrio vulnificus, a bacterium usually found in warm seawater, presented by Dr. Carina Blackmore, Acting State Epidemiologist with the Florida Department of Health.

    10/3/2013

  • Wyoming 2014 CIFOR Report

    Colorado Center - Product

    The CoE used the Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (CIFOR) performance indicators to assess strengths and areas for improvement in outbreak detection and response.

    6/18/2014

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