Information for Public Health Staff

Reportable Foodborne Diseases

Reporting Requirements, Case Definitions and Case Report Forms (CRFs)

Botulism-Foodborne, wound, infant (Phone immediately + PH1600 in 1 week)

Campylobacteriosis (PH-1600 in 1 week)


 Cyclosporiasis (PH-1600 in 1 week)

Hermolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) (PH-1600 in 1 week)

Around 5–10% of those who are diagnosed with STEC infection develop a potentially life-threatening complication known as hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).

Listeriosis (PH-1600 in 1 week)

Salmonellosis: Typhoid Fever and Paratyphoid Fever (Phone next business day + PH-1600 in 1 week)

Salmonellosis: All other species  (PH-1600 in 1 week)

Shiga toxin-producing Escheria coli (PH-1600 in 1 week)

Shigellosis (PH-1600 in 1 week)

Vibriosis (Phone next business day + PH-1600 in 1 week)

Yersiniosis (PH-1600 in 1 week)



NBS Data Entry Guide for FoodNet and Waterborne Pathogens

FoodNet Protocol - Provides guidance to front-line and Central Office staff who conduct FoodNet hospital visits. This protocol will outline visit activities and a timeframe of when the visits should occur.


Outbreak Coverage Regions

Multistate Outbreaks
During a multistate foodborne disease outbreak,  CDC serves as lead coordinator public health partners to detect the outbreak, define its size and extent, and to identify the source.

Keep up to date on multistate outbreaks led by CDC by clicking here.

FDA Recalls, Market Withdrawals, and Safety Alerts
FDA is the autorotative agency over food and product recalls. Keep up to date on FDA recalls by following this link.


Outbreak Reporting

National Outbreak Reporting System (NORS)

The Tennessee reports all foodborne and enteric outbreaks to CDC through the web-based platform NORS.  To learn more click here.

National Environmental Assessment Reporting System (NEARS)

The Tennessee Foodborne and Enteric Disease program participates in  CDC’s NEARS surveillance system to capture environmental assessment data from foodborne illness outbreak investigations to improve your food safety programs. Learn more about reporting to NEARS here.