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State Foodborne Illness Reporting Laws, 2011-2013

Resource Type
Dataset : aggregate data, census/enumeration data
  • Katz, Rebecca (George Washington University. Department of Health Policy)
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Free Keywords
disease; food safety; foodborne illness; government regulation; legislation; public health; states (USA)
  • Abstract

    The primary goal of this project was to create a comprehensive database of all state regulations and legislation that can be used by food safety stakeholders to efficiently analyze relevant foodborne illness-related legislation. To that end, project staff compiled state statutes and regulations pertaining to foodborne illness reporting requirements and coded many of their features in a database. The coded information covers reporting requirements for establishments and healthcare providers; investigation authority over establishments and individuals; enforcement regarding suspected/confirmed foods; protection of patient and business confidentiality; and reporting requirements for illness caused by specific pathogens such as Campylobacter, Clostridium botulinum, Clostridium perfringens, Cryptosporidium, Cyclospora, Listeria monocytogenes, Norovirus, Salmonella (nontyphoidal), Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7, Shigella, Staphylococcus aureus, Toxoplasma gondii, Vibrio, and Yersinia. Additional information recorded in the data include state population size; state per capita income; state participation in the Foodborne Diseases Surveillance Network (FoodNet), Environmental Health Specialist Network (EHS-Net), and Food Emergency Response Network (FERN); and whether or not the state has a FDA FoodCORE regional program, Food Safety Integrated Center for Excellence (FSICE), or FDA Rapid Response Team (RRT) grant. This data collection comprises a Microsoft Access database with 44 data tables and the Final Exported Dataset which was derived from the database. The Access database contains a draft of the information in the Final Exported Dataset and some information not included in it. The Final Exported Dataset describes the laws and regulations that were current in 2013. The Access database covers the period 2011-2013. To facilitate the use of this data collection, every data table in the Access database is also provided as a separate data file (Datasets 3-46). In addition, the codebook includes copies of the data entry forms in the Access database .
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Created variable labels and/or value labels.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Final Exported Dataset
    • DS2: ZIP Archive with the Access Database
    • DS3: Access Database Table 00: State Demographics
    • DS4: Access Database Table 01: State Food Safety Organization and Responsibilities
    • DS5: Access Database Table 02: Definitions Within State Laws
    • DS6: Access Database Table 03A: Specific/Explicit Authority for Foodborne Illness Surveillance and Response
    • DS7: Access Database Table 04A: Reportable Diseases: Foodborne Illness
    • DS8: Access Database Table 04A-1: Reportable Diseases: Foodborne Outbreak
    • DS9: Access Database Table 04A-2: Reportable Diseases: Outbreak Catch-All Category
    • DS10: Access Database Table 04B: Reportable Diseases: Individual Pathogens
    • DS11: Access Database Table 04C: Reportable Diseases: Campylobacter
    • DS12: Access Database Table 04D: Reportable Diseases: Clostridium botulinum
    • DS13: Access Database Table 04E: Reportable Diseases: Clostridium perfringens
    • DS14: Access Database Table 04F: Reportable Diseases: Cryptosporidium
    • DS15: Access Database Table 04G: Reportable Diseases: Cyclospora
    • DS16: Access Database Table 04H: Reportable Diseases: Listeria monocytogenes
    • DS17: Access Database Table 04I: Reportable Diseases: Norovirus
    • DS18: Access Database Table 04J: Reportable Diseases: Salmonella (Nontyphoidal)
    • DS19: Access Database Table 04K: Reportable Diseases: Shiga Toxin-Producing E. coli O157:H7
    • DS20: Access Database Table 04L: Reportable Diseases: Non-O157:H7 Shiga Toxin-Producing E. coli
    • DS21: Access Database Table 04M: Reportable Diseases: Shigella
    • DS22: Access Database Table 04N: Reportable Diseases: Staphylococcus aureus
    • DS23: Access Database Table 04O: Reportable Diseases: Toxoplasma gondii
    • DS24: Access Database Table 04P: Reportable Diseases: Vibrio
    • DS25: Access Database Table 04Q: Reportable Diseases: Yersinia
    • DS26: Access Database Table 04R: Reportable Diseases: Hepatitis A
    • DS27: Access Database Table 05A: Reporting: Clinical Laboratories
    • DS28: Access Database Table 05B: Reporting: Physicians
    • DS29: Access Database Table 05C: Reporting: Physician Assistants
    • DS30: Access Database Table 05D: Reporting: Nurses
    • DS31: Access Database Table 05E: Reporting: Other Healthcare Providers
    • DS32: Access Database Table 05F: Reporting: Hospitals
    • DS33: Access Database Table 05G: Reporting: Long-Term Care Facilities
    • DS34: Access Database Table 05H: Reporting: Child-Care Facilities
    • DS35: Access Database Table 05I: Reporting: Schools
    • DS36: Access Database Table 06: Response Protocols for Specific Foodborne Diseases
    • DS37: Access Database Table 07: Investigations of Individuals with Foodborne Illness
    • DS38: Access Database Table 08: Protection of Patient Confidentiality
    • DS39: Access Database Table 09: Lab Issues and Notifiable Disease List Authority
    • DS40: Access Database Table 10: Food Service
    • DS41: Access Database Table 11: Food Processing/Manufacturing
    • DS42: Access Database Table 12: Investigation Authority Over Food Establishments
    • DS43: Access Database Table 13: Enforcement Regarding Suspected/Confirmed Foods
    • DS44: Access Database Table 14: Protection of Business Confidentiality
    • DS45: Access Database Table 15: Cooperation with State Governments and Countries
    • DS46: Access Database Table 16: After Outbreak, Food Defense, Emergency Management
Temporal Coverage
  • 2011 / 2013
    Time period: 2011--2013
  • 2011 / 2013
    Collection date: 2011--2013
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All state statutes and regulations pertaining to foodborne illness reporting requirements, including the laws and regulations of the District of Columbia.
Collection Mode
  • This data collection includes the citations of the statutes and regulations pertaining to foodborne illness reporting requirements but not their full legal text.

Funding insitution(s): Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (69660).
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 34935 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • David, Stephanie D., Katz, Rebecca L.. Navigating the legal framework for state foodborne illness surveillance and outbreak response: Observations and challenges. Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics.41 (Suppl. 1), 28-32.2013.
  • David, Stephanie D., Katz, Rebecca L.. State Foodborne Illness Surveillance and Outbreak Response Laws: Compilation and Analysis. Public Health Law Research Annual Meeting.New Orleans, LA. 2013.
  • David, Stephanie D., Katz, Rebecca L.. State Foodborne Illness Reporting Laws Map. Law Atlas: The Policy Surveillance Portal.Database, Public Health Law Research. 2013.
    • ID: (URL)
  • David, Stephanie D., Katz, Rebecca L.. State Foodborne Illness Surveillance and Outbreak Response Laws: Compilation and Analysis. Public Health Law Conference.Atlanta, GA. 2012.
  • David, Stephanie D., Katz, Rebecca L.. State Foodborne Illness Surveillance and Outbreak Response Laws: Compilation and Analysis. Public Health Law Conference.New Orleans, LA. 2012.
  • David, Stephanie D., Katz, Rebecca L.. State Foodborne Illness Surveillance and Outbreak Response Laws: Compilation and Analysis. International Society for Disease Surveillance Conference.San Diego, CA. 2012.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-16

Katz, Rebecca (2014): State Foodborne Illness Reporting Laws, 2011-2013. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.