On Jan. 8, the FDA’s Coordinated Outbreak Response & Evaluation (CORE) Network released its first annual report summarizing its investigations of outbreaks and adverse events linked to FDA-regulated human foods for the 2022 calendar year.
The FDA’s CORE Network was established in 2011 with the mission to find, stop, and prevent foodborne illness outbreaks. This is accomplished through disease surveillance, outbreak response, post-response activities, and collaboration with CDC and state and local public health agencies. Every year, CORE evaluates and responds to numerous foodborne outbreaks related to FDA-regulated food products. CORE investigations also resulted in numerous public health actions, including recalls, public health advisories, Warning Letters, FDA prevention strategies, a country-wide Import Alert, and a Consent Decree. These are further described in the report.
FDA has the report.