Links and Related Publications

All of the following are non-CIFOR publications that contain information related to foodborne illness outbreaks .

  • An Economic Evaluation of PulseNet: A Network for Foodborne Disease Surveillance
    A 2016 economic evaluation of PulseNet activities from 1994 to 2009 shows the exceptional cost-effectiveness of this network. PulseNet costs public health agencies $7.3 million annually. But it provides an economic benefit about 70 times greater than its cost by quickly identifying problems in the food supply that would not otherwise be recognized. This fast detection of problems leads to prompt actions to stop foodborne outbreaks, prevent additional people from getting sick, and save lives