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IAFP Procedures to Investigate Foodborne Illness Revised

Friday, August, 26, 2011

Des Moines, Iowa (August 26, 2011) The International Association for Food Protection recently released a revised version of Procedures to Investigate Foodborne Illness.

Procedures to Investigate Foodborne Illness - Sixth Edition 2011 is a guide for public health personnel who investigate reports of illnesses alleged to be foodborne related. This guide is based on epidemiologic principles and investigative techniques found to be effective in determining causal factors of disease outbreaks. The booklet is designed to improve the quality of investigation of outbreaks and disease surveillance. The revised edition includes newly-expanded Situational Keys, now published in color, which contribute or likely contribute to outbreaks of foodborne diseases.

The cost of the book is $23.95 for members and government agencies and $29.95 for non-members. The booklet can be ordered from the IAFP Web site at


The International Association for Food Protection is a non-profit educational association of food protection professionals. The Association is dedicated to the education and service of its Members, specifically, as well as industry personnel. The Association provides Members with an information network and forum for professional improvement through its two scientific journals, Journal of Food Protection and Food Protection Trends, educational Annual Meeting, and interaction with other food safety professionals. Membership information can be obtained by calling +1 800.369.6337; +1 515.276.3344; fax: +1 515.276.8655,
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About International Association for Food Protection

The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) has more than 3,600 members who are food safety professionals committed to the high ideals of ensuring the safety of the world’s food supply. Association members include educators, government officials, microbiologists, food industry executives and quality control professionals who are involved in all aspects of growing, storing, transporting, processing and preparing all types of foods. The combined efforts of IAFP members throughout more than 70 countries help contribute to the association’s goal of Advancing Food Safety Worldwide®.

For more information, contact:

International Association for Food Protection
6200 Aurora Avenue, Suite 200W
Des Moines, IA 50322-2864 USA
Phone: +1 515.276.3344; +1 800.369.6337
Fax: +1 515.276.8655