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This menu of legal options can be considered by state public health
officials and policy makers when reviewing their jurisdiction's legal
authorities to conduct foodborne disease surveillance and outbreak
response actions. It includes legal provisions relevant to effective
performance of each of the principal functions of foodborne disease
surveillance and outbreak response: outbreak detection, outbreak
investigation, outbreak control, and outbreak documentation. The menu is
intended to be a resource for states to use in filling gaps and in
clarifying or enhancing their legal authorities.