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Food Safety Program Olmsted County Public Health Service

Foodborne Illness Systems
Demonstration Site Project

Olmsted County Public Health Service

Background/Project Description

Their demonstration project will develop a food borne illness toolkit that clearly documents existing protocols and addresses their community''s identified gaps and barriers food borne illness outbreak investigation.

Major Objectives:

Develop a multi-lingual audio visual tool (DVD) to view in the establishment at the onset of the outbreak investigation

Provide "conversational" Spanish speaking instruction for investigation staff

Develop a staff training tool on the effective use of interpreters during outbreak investigations

Use the FDA''s Voluntary National Food Program Standard No.5 as a guide to enhance data tracking systems to evaluate trends in food borne illness complaints

Use and evaluate the EHS-Net food flow and outbreak documents during outbreak investigations

Project Contacts:

Pete Giesen
Environmental Health Manager

Dawn Beck
Environmental Health Sanitarian