1996 to present
Mode of Collection
Surveillance data: active data collection.
The objectives of the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) are to: determine the burden of foodborne illness in the U.S.; monitor trends in the burden of specific foodborne illness over time; attribute the burden of foodborne illness to specific foods and settings; and disseminate information that can lead to improvements in public health practice and the development of interventions to reduce the burden of foodborne illness. The network conducts active surveillance for infections transmitted commonly through food at 10 Emerging Infections Program (EIP) sites and related epidemiologic studies.
Populations in 10 EIP sites (the states of Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, Oregon, Tennessee, and selected counties in California, Colorado, and New York) which covers 15% of the U.S. population (approximately 48 million people).