This study proposes to conduct a systematic review and gap analysis of state laws relating to foodborne illness surveillance and outbreak response (FISOR). Laws will be collected from legal databases, state agency websites, and direct contact with state food safety officials. This effort will be complemented by an online survey to be conducted with state food safety officials. Food safety stakeholders could use the database for research and analysis purposes; states may find the gap analysis useful in assessing how laws and regulations may be updated, and outbreak and response professionals may find the results important to improving the operational outbreak response environment.
Grant Number: 6356
Funding Date: Tue, 11/15/2011
Researching Institution: George Washington University
Researcher: Rebecca Katz, PhD, MPH; Stephanie David, JD, MPH