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Foodborne Disease Investigation and Management : An Ontario Symposium

On March 1-2, 2010, Ontario hosted a symposium with local, provincial and federal agencies to collaborate on measures to improve foodborne outbreak investigations and management.

The agenda included case studies, table top exercises and review of roles and responsibilities aimed at strengthening lines of communication between key local, provincial and federal players.

The Organizing Committee would like to thank all of the participants who attended this symposium: “We strongly believe that the objectives of this two-day event were achieved. This would not have been possible without your active participation during the two day session and your commitment to Public Health. Your feedback provided through the evaluation forms is of great importance and is now being reviewed to help provide content for future events.

Please see below to view the presentations that were shared at the symposium. Click the title to view the presentation.

If you have any questions regarding this symposium, please contact MOHLTCsymposium@ontario.ca

Day One

Title

Presenter

Ontario Multi-Agency Foodborne Outbreak/ Food Recall Working Group

Yvonne Whitfield, MOHLTC & Louise Sharpe, CFIA

Summary of FIORP &
Roles and Responsibilities of PHAC

Lisa Landry, PHAC

Ontario Foodborne Health Hazard and Illness Outbreak Investigations Memorandum of Understanding (Ontario MOU)

Dr. Dean Middleton, OAHPP & Louise Sharp, CFIA

Roles and Responsibilities
Public Health Units

Cynthia Peacock-Rocca, Sudbury and District Health Unit

Roles and Responsibilities
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Alison Samuel, MOHLTC

Roles and Responsibilities
Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Linda LeBlanc, CFIA & Adrienne Kong, CFIA

Roles and Responsibilities
Health Canada

Dr. Jeffrey Farber, Health Canada

Roles and Responsibilities
Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion

Dr. Dean Middleton, OAHPP

Roles and Responsibilities
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs / Ministry of Natural Resources

Dr. Gavin Downing, OMAFRA & Brian Burdick, MNR

Food Premises Plant Investigation, Multi-Agency Roles: Guidance Document

Dr. Dean Middleton, OAHPP

Table Top Exercise – Hypothetical Outbreak Case Study  

Dr. Dean Middleton, OAHPP

 

Day Two

Title

Presenter

Foodborne Outbreaks : Epidemiological Investigations
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Yvonne Whitfield, MOHLTC & Karen Johnson, MOHLTC

Foodborne Outbreaks : Epidemiological Investigations
Public Health Agency of Canada  

Andrea Currie, PHAC

Sampling
Canadian Food Inspection Agency  

Enrico Buenaventura, CFIA

Sampling – Part I
Health Canada

Dr. Maria Nazarowec-White, Health Canada

Sampling – Part II
Health Canada

Dr. Maria Nazarowec-White, Health Canada

Sampling
Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion

Dr. Vanessa Allen, OAHPP

Sampling – Botulism
Health Canada

Dr. John Austin, Health Canada

Laboratory Investigations
Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion

Dr. Vanessa Allen, OAHPP

Laboratory Investigations
Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Johanna Murphy, CFIA

Outbreak Investigations – Minnesota, U.S. Experience

Dr. Carlota Medus, Minnesota Department of Health/CDC FoodNet

Outbreak Investigations – North Bay, Ontario Experience
North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit

Michael Duncan & Louise Gagné, North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit

Table Top Exercise - Multi-Jurisdictional Outbreak Case Study (FIORP)

PHAC Outbreak Management

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