FDA Releases Video Explaining How it Responds to Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

FDA Releases Video Explaining How it Responds to Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

In a video, FDA describes the steps taken by the agency along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local, state and international public health authorities during a foodborne illness outbreak.

October 31, 2022

FDA

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Every year FDA responds to dozens of foodborne outbreaks, but what does that mean? What are the steps FDA and other public health agencies take to protect public health during a foodborne illness outbreak? 

In a video, FDA describes the often complex web of steps taken by the agency along with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local, state, and international public health authorities to respond to outbreaks in FDA regulated food products. The video explores how the CDC works with public health authorities to learn more about what might be making consumers sick, and then if an FDA regulated food product is identified, how the FDA investigates the cause of the outbreak and work with industry to remove any potentially contaminated product from store shelves.

Watch the video here.