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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.
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