Foodbook report .: HP40-146/2015E-PDF

Foodbook is a population-based telephone survey that was conducted in all Canadian provinces and territories over a one-year period with a primary focus on describing what foods Canadians eat over a seven-day period to inform outbreak investigation and response in Canada. The data generated from this study will enhance Canadian public health capacity to take timely and appropriate action in response to foodborne illness outbreaks and will reduce the impact of these events on the health of Canadians. The Foodbook Report summarizes the food, water and animal exposure information collected during the survey. Foodbook data will be used across federal, provincial and territorial (F/P/T) public health and food safety partners to: inform timely and effective response to foodborne illness outbreaks; determine sources of enteric illness which will support risk assessments and public health interventions to prevent illness; and assist in examining relationships between eating patterns, obesity and socioeconomic status. The Foodbook study addresses large data gaps that existed for Canadian food, water and animal exposure data for foodborne illness outbreak response investigations. These data are available to F/P/T stakeholders who work together to investigate, control, prevent and understand enteric illness in Canada.

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Publication information
Department/Agency Public Health Agency of Canada. Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Branch.
Centre for Food-Borne, Environmental and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (Canada)
Title Foodbook report .
Publication type Monograph
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Issued also in French under title: Rapport Foodbook.
"Centre for Food-borne, Environmental and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Infectious Diseases Prevention and Control Branch, Public Health Agency of Canada.”
Includes bibliographical references (p. 11).
Publishing information Ottawa : Public Health Agency of Canada, 2015.
Description iv, 57 p.
ISBN 978-0-660-03357-0
Catalogue number
  • HP40-146/2015E-PDF
Departmental catalogue number 150111
Subject terms Food
Food safety
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