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CDC Food Safety Tools

National Outbreak Reporting System (NORS)

A web-based platform used to report all waterborne, foodborne and enteric disease outbreaks transmitted by contact with environmental sources, infected persons or animals, or unknown modes of transmission.


Database of PFGE patterns collected by various domestic and international partners.

Competencies for Applied Epidemiologists in Governmental Public Health Agencies (AECs)

Comprehensive list of competencies that defines the discipline of applied epidemiology and the skills of practicing epidemiologists working in government public health agencies.

National Environmental Assessment Reporting System (NEARS)

Surveillance system to capture environmental assessment data from foodborne illness outbreak investigations.