Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration Publishes Paper on New Food Categories

New research from scientists with the Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (IFSAC) on how to categorize foods linked to foodborne disease outbreaks was recently published in the Foodborne Pathogens and Disease journal. The paper, entitled, “An Updated Scheme for Categorizing Foods Implicated in Foodborne Disease Outbreaks: A Tri-Agency Collaboration,” updates previous food categories used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and has five levels with subcategories at each level, for a total of 234 food categories.

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