FDA Releases New Tool For Foodborne Outbreaks

FDA RELEASES NEW TOOL TO TRACK INVESTIGATIONS INTO FOODBORNE OUTBREAKS

(CNN) – The FDA has a new way of getting information out about outbreaks of foodborne illnesses.

The agency says it will start publishing a weekly update on all outbreak cases its investigating.

The updates will include the stages of each investigation.

Before this, Americans waited for public health advisories or recalls to learn about concerns released to food products.

The FDA hopes the new reports will allow the public to learn about outbreaks earlier and more frequently.

The agency’s investigation team, the Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation Network will be publishing the updates.

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