Colorado Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence

A collaborative partnership between

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

The Colorado School of Public Health

www.COFoodSafety.org

CO Integrated Food Safety CoE
CO Integrated Food Safety CoE

In the Lab Video Series: Plating a Stool Sample
​The 'In the Lab' series demonstrates basic laboratory techniques performed at a public health laboratory. In this video, the laboratorian demonstrates how stool specimens are plated during a foodborne outbreak investigation.

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In the Lab Video Series: Gram Stain Process
​The 'In the Lab' series demonstrates basic laboratory techniques performed at a public health laboratory. In this video, the laboratorian demonstrates how to perform a gram stain to differentiate bacteria.

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A Day in the Life of a Stool Specimen: Culture Methods Training
This training takes public health professionals inside a public health laboratory to learn about lab tests that laboratorians perform on a daily basis. This module covers culture-based methods, including: plating, describing colony morphology, gram staining, and biochemical testing. It takes roughly 20-30 minutes to complete.

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Three Steps and a Hop: A Foodborne Illness Outbreak Investigation Case Study (Paper Based)
This beginner level case study, that includes an instructor and student version, is based on a local foodborne illness outbreak at a polka dance festival. It is designed to be completed by public health students or new foodborne illness outbreak investigators in a discussion based group setting, led by an instructor. For optimal use, participants should have a basic knowledge of epidemiologic concepts and methods.

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Three Steps and a Hop: A Foodborne Illness Outbreak Investigation Case Study (Online)
This version of the case study based on a local foodborne illness outbreak at a polka dance festival offers an online alternative to the paper based format. The interactive, online version is designed to be taken by public health students or new foodborne illness outbreak investigations and can be completed individually. For optimal use, participants should have a basic knowledge of epidemiologic concepts and methods.

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The FSI Wiki provides public health professionals investigating outbreaks with rapid access to basic information on food products.

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This training is designed for public health professionals as an introduction or refresher on conducting assessments during an outbreak investigation.

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This video demonstrates how to complete the CDC NORS form for reporting foodborne outbreaks.

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In these videos, public health professionals from local health departments discuss and demonstrate some tricks of the trade.

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Independent Learning Module
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Independent Learning Module
Independent Learning Module
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Independent Learning Module
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