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Title: Food and Environmental Sampling Kits


1
Food and Environmental Sampling Kits
  • Katie Garman, MPH
  • Lori LeMaster

2
Why are the kits needed?
  • Collect food/environmental samples without risk
    of contamination
  • Food/environmental samples are sent to the
    Tennessee State Public Health Lab (SPHL)
    appropriately

3
Keep in mind..
  • Epi and SPHL must be consulted first before
    food/environmental samples are tested
  • Only outbreak-associated samples will be tested
  • More than 2 people from different households
  • Case linked to a multi-state outbreak

4
Kit contents.
  • Cooler
  • Insulated mailing boxes
  • Sterile spoons
  • Ice packs
  • Sampling bags
  • Swabs
  • Sampling cups
  • Gloves
  • Food/Environmental Sampling Form (NEW!)

5
Food/Environmental Sampling Form---DRAFT
  • The form will capture
  • Outbreak ID
  • Contact information of the collector
  • Organism to test for
  • Date of collection
  • Sample type/lot number
  • Temperature
  • Chain of custody

6
Just in Time Training
  • Review
  • Kits sent to regional/metro offices
  • 1-2 per office
  • New Food/Environmental Sample Testing Form
  • Collection Instructions
  • How much to collect
  • What information needs to be recorded
  • How to send samples to SPHL

7
Questions?
8
National Voluntary Environmental Assessment
Information System (NVEAIS)
  • Purpose
  • To systematically collect, analyze, interpret and
    disseminate environmental data from foodborne
    illness outbreak investigations
  • Information collected will allow programs to
  • Take food safety actions and assess
    effectiveness,
  • Develop or modify program policies or regulations
    based on sound epidemiologic data,

9
National Voluntary Environmental Assessment
Information System (NVEAIS)
  • Train environmental health specialists about
    environmental causes related to foodborne illness
    outbreaks, and
  • Help prevent foodborne illness outbreaks
    associated with restaurants and other food venues
    (such as banquet facilities, schools, and other
    institutions).

10
Why use NVEAIS?
  • To help CDC public health determine and
    understand the primary causes of outbreaks
  • Users will submit data about foodborne illness
    outbreaks, which will improve response to and
    prevention of future outbreaks
  • Analysis of the data will help to determine how
    and why outbreaks occur. CDC will use data from
    NVEAIS to
  • Recommend actions for food safety programs
  • Share findings with food safety programs, food
    industries, and academia
  • The recommendations and sharing of findings
    should increase effectiveness of food safety
    programs, increase food safety, and decrease
    foodborne illness

11
When is NVEAIS Used?
  • When a foodborne (FB) outbreak is suspected
  • TN reports 25 FB outbreaks per year
  • Important to collaborate with Epi to determine
    transmission mode
  • Not always black and white

12
Is it Foodborne??
  • Susans highschool reunion is catered by Stinkys
    BBQ shop. 25 people become ill with N/V/D 18-24
    hrs after the reunion. EH interviews of Stinky
    and his staff reveal that three of Stinkys
    foodhandlers had been ill with N/V/D one day
    prior to the reunion. The epi study did not
    reveal any significant food items.

13
Is it Foodborne??
  • Amandas family reunion was held at Ingrams Bar
    and Grille. 15 people became ill with N/V/D
    18-24 hrs after the reunion. EH conducts and
    inspection and does not find any critical
    violations or ill foodhandlers. Epi interviews
    revealed Amandas 8 year old nephew was ill with
    N/V/D the day before the event. The epi study did
    not reveal any significant food items.

14
NVEAIS Needs?
  • Training?
  • Data entry support?
  • Other?

15
Thank you!!
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