FoodNet, established in 1995, is a collaborative project among CDC, 10 Emerging Infections Program (EIP) sites, including Oregon, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
- Determine the burden of foodborne illness
- Monitor trends in the burden of specific foodborne illnesses over time
- Attribute the burden of foodborne illness to specific foods and settings
- Develop and assess interventions to reduce the burden of foodborne illness
The FoodNet program tracks foodborne illness using surveys of physicians and laboratories, case-control studies, and active case finding of the following pathogens: