Foodborne Illness Outbreak Response Protocol (FIORP)

The Foodborne Illness Outbreak Response Protocol (FIORP) was collectively developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada, Health Canada, and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, in consultation with provincial and territorial stakeholders, to enhance the collaboration and overall effectiveness of response during multi-jurisdictional foodborne illness outbreaks.

The FIORP describes activities beginning with the notification and assessment of a potential multi-jurisdictional foodborne illness outbreak and ends with either the containment of the risk that triggered the outbreak or resolution of the outbreak.

The FIORP is intended to be used for foodborne illness outbreaks that affect, or have the potential to affect, more than one province or territory or affect Canada and another country or countries. It is complementary to agreements and procedures established within individual agencies with roles in foodborne illness response, including provincial/territorial foodborne illness outbreak response protocols. Where more than one country is affected, the FIORP is intended to guide activities within Canada only.

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