Publication Title: 
Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2013

This commentary discusses some of the overarching themes encountered throughout the development of a database of state legal provisions relating to foodborne illness surveillance and response. Though limited to state laws, the database includes information about key legal authorities necessary for conducting foodborne illness surveillance and outbreak response, and requirements for reporting several of the most common foodborne diseases.

David S, Katz R. Navigating the Legal Framework for State Foodborne Illness Surveillance and Outbreak Response: Observations and Challenges. Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics. 2013;41(s1): 28-32.