Investigation, control and management of foodborne outbreaks

Richard Elson, Judith Hilton, Christine Little, Jim McLauchlin

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When an outbreak of disease occurs, effective communication is important and a group of relevant experts should be pulled together forming an Outbreak Control Team (OCT) when necessary, but particularly when the disease poses an immediate health hazard, there are a large number of cases, or there is advance warning of a serious incident affecting food. The suggested membership of OCTs is outlined in Box 32.1.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHobbs’ Food Poisoning and Food Hygiene, 7th edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781444113747
ISBN (Print)9781138454903
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2007 by Edward Arnold (Publishers) Ltd (Chapters 1-10 and 12-32) and Alec Kyriakides (Chapter 11).


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