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CIFOR Practitioners' Handbook on Legal Authorities


This handbook is a practical guide for public health professionals with roles in foodborne disease surveillance and outbreak response. It presents information and resources for practitioners charged with implementing their jurisdictions' legal authorities related to foodborne disease events. The handbook is a primer on the array of statutes and regulations that may be used to undertake foodborne disease surveillance and other outbreak response activities. It provides practitioners with checklists and tools to help them identify relevant agency actors and laws within their jurisdictions.

Primary Toolkit:

Food Safety Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Environmental Health, Food Safety


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