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Foodbook is a population-based
telephone study that was conducted in all Canadian provinces and territories
over a 12-month period, between 2014 and 2015. The study collected data on the
data on these topics fills an important data gap and helps to inform timely and
effective enteric illness outbreak response.
- acute gastrointestinal illness
- animal-related exposures
- consumer food safety knowledge and practices
- demographic factors
- drinking and recreational water exposures
- food exposures
- obesity indicators
This data will be used to help to determine sources of enteric illness in
Canada (which will support risk assessments and help to target public health
interventions to prevent illness).
Consumption patterns, consumer behaviour, health-related information, and
socioeconomic status indicators will also be used to inform food safety
education initiatives and health promotion efforts linked to obesity and
determinants of health.
A final report, released in Fall 2015, provides a summary of
exposure data (over a seven day period) for food, water and animals.
This presentation will describe the study, present results and examples of how
data have been used to date, and describe anticipated knowledge translation
Foodbook was conducted jointly by the Enteric Surveillance and Population
Studies Division (ESPS) and the Outbreak Management Division (OMD) in the
Centre for Food-borne, Environmental and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (CFEZID),
of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), in consultation with
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Presenters: Vanessa Morton and Regan Murray
Morton and Regan Murray are epidemiologists with the Centre for Foodborne,
Environmental and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at the Public Health Agency of
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