S.3358 - Improving Food-borne Illness Surveillance and Response Act of 2008

A bill to provide for enhanced food-borne illness surveillance and food safety capacity. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill to provide for enhanced food-borne illness surveillance and food safety capacity. as introduced.
  • Short: Improving Food-borne Illness Surveillance and Response Act of 2008 as introduced.

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Official Summary

Improving Food-borne Illness Surveillance and Response Act of 2008 - Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to strengthen and expand foodborne illness surveillance systems to: (1) inform and evaluate efforts to prevent foodborne illness; and (2) enhance the identification and i

Official Summary

Improving Food-borne Illness Surveillance and Response Act of 2008 - Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to strengthen and expand foodborne illness surveillance systems to:
(1) inform and evaluate efforts to prevent foodborne illness; and
(2) enhance the identification and investigation of, and response to, foodborne illness outbreaks.Requires the Secretary, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to enhance foodborne illness surveillance systems to improve the collection, analysis, reporting, and usefulness of data on foodborne illnesses.Requires the Secretary, acting through the Director and the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, to improve capacity for surveillance in states, including by:
(1) supporting outbreak investigations with needed specialty expertise;
(2) supporting model practices in states; and
(3) developing training curricula on foodborne illness surveillance investigations.Directs the Secretary to:
(1) carry out activities to support core food safety functions of state and local public health laboratories; and
(2) establish a working group to advise the Secretary regarding the improvement of foodborne illness surveillance and implementation of this Act.Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary to:
(1) leverage and enhance the food safety capacity and roles of state and local agencies;
(2) survey state and local capacities and enhancement needs;
(3) develop a plan addressing food safety functions at state and local levels; and
(4) make grants to state and local agencies to enhance food safety capacity and programs.

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