Kathleen Gensheimer, M.D., MPH, Chief Medical Officer and FDA’s Director of Outbreak Investigation and Response
Peanut butter. Cantaloupe. Dog food. Tuna. Cheese. Any of these products might show up on your weekly grocery list. Each was found to be the source of a foodborne illness outbreak over the past two years.
In the first 17 months after it was launched in August 2011, FDA’s Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation Network (CORE)evaluated 211 incidents of illnesses that were possibly related to FDA-regulated products.
The highlights of CORE’s work are outlined in a new report entitled“FDA’s CORE: A Food Safety Network 2011-2012.”