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State Foodborne Illness Reporting Laws, 2011-2013 (ICPSR 34935)

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Summary:

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 .

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
Documentation:
DS1:  Final Exported Dataset - Download All Files (5.7 MB)
DS2:  ZIP Archive with the Access Database - Download All Files (5.7 MB)
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DS3:  Access Database Table 00: State Demographics - Download All Files (2.2 MB)
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DS4:  Access Database Table 01: State Food Safety Organization and Responsibilities - Download All Files (2.3 MB)
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DS5:  Access Database Table 02: Definitions Within State Laws - Download All Files (2.4 MB)
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DS6:  Access Database Table 03A: Specific/Explicit Authority for Foodborne Illness Surveillance and Response - Download All Files (2.3 MB)
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DS7:  Access Database Table 04A: Reportable Diseases: Foodborne Illness - Download All Files (2.4 MB)
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DS8:  Access Database Table 04A-1: Reportable Diseases: Foodborne Outbreak - Download All Files (2.2 MB)
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DS9:  Access Database Table 04A-2: Reportable Diseases: Outbreak Catch-All Category - Download All Files (2.3 MB)
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DS10:  Access Database Table 04B: Reportable Diseases: Individual Pathogens - Download All Files (2.2 MB)
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DS11:  Access Database Table 04C: Reportable Diseases: Campylobacter - Download All Files (2.3 MB)
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DS12:  Access Database Table 04D: Reportable Diseases: Clostridium botulinum - Download All Files (2.3 MB)
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DS13:  Access Database Table 04E: Reportable Diseases: Clostridium perfringens - Download All Files (2.3 MB)
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DS14:  Access Database Table 04F: Reportable Diseases: Cryptosporidium - Download All Files (2.3 MB)
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DS15:  Access Database Table 04G: Reportable Diseases: Cyclospora - Download All Files (2.3 MB)
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DS16:  Access Database Table 04H: Reportable Diseases: Listeria monocytogenes - Download All Files (2.3 MB)
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DS17:  Access Database Table 04I: Reportable Diseases: Norovirus - Download All Files (2.3 MB)
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DS18:  Access Database Table 04J: Reportable Diseases: Salmonella (Nontyphoidal) - Download All Files (2.4 MB)
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DS19:  Access Database Table 04K: Reportable Diseases: Shiga Toxin-Producing E. coli O157:H7 - Download All Files (2.3 MB)
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DS20:  Access Database Table 04L: Reportable Diseases: Non-O157:H7 Shiga Toxin-Producing E. coli - Download All Files (2.3 MB)
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DS21:  Access Database Table 04M: Reportable Diseases: Shigella - Download All Files (2.3 MB)
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DS22:  Access Database Table 04N: Reportable Diseases: Staphylococcus aureus - Download All Files (2.3 MB)
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DS23:  Access Database Table 04O: Reportable Diseases: Toxoplasma gondii - Download All Files (2.3 MB)
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DS24:  Access Database Table 04P: Reportable Diseases: Vibrio - Download All Files (2.3 MB)
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DS25:  Access Database Table 04Q: Reportable Diseases: Yersinia - Download All Files (2.3 MB)
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DS26:  Access Database Table 04R: Reportable Diseases: Hepatitis A - Download All Files (2.2 MB)
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DS27:  Access Database Table 05A: Reporting: Clinical Laboratories - Download All Files (2.3 MB)
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DS28:  Access Database Table 05B: Reporting: Physicians - Download All Files (2.3 MB)
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DS29:  Access Database Table 05C: Reporting: Physician Assistants - Download All Files (2.3 MB)
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DS30:  Access Database Table 05D: Reporting: Nurses - Download All Files (2.3 MB)
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DS31:  Access Database Table 05E: Reporting: Other Healthcare Providers - Download All Files (2.4 MB)
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DS32:  Access Database Table 05F: Reporting: Hospitals - Download All Files (2.3 MB)
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DS33:  Access Database Table 05G: Reporting: Long-Term Care Facilities - Download All Files (2.3 MB)
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DS34:  Access Database Table 05H: Reporting: Child-Care Facilities - Download All Files (2.3 MB)
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DS35:  Access Database Table 05I: Reporting: Schools - Download All Files (2.2 MB)
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DS36:  Access Database Table 06: Response Protocols for Specific Foodborne Diseases - Download All Files (2.2 MB)
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DS37:  Access Database Table 07: Investigations of Individuals with Foodborne Illness - Download All Files (2.4 MB)
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DS38:  Access Database Table 08: Protection of Patient Confidentiality - Download All Files (2.4 MB)
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DS39:  Access Database Table 09: Lab Issues and Notifiable Disease List Authority - Download All Files (2.3 MB)
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DS40:  Access Database Table 10: Food Service - Download All Files (2.6 MB)
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DS41:  Access Database Table 11: Food Processing/Manufacturing - Download All Files (2.3 MB)
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DS42:  Access Database Table 12: Investigation Authority Over Food Establishments - Download All Files (2.3 MB)
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DS43:  Access Database Table 13: Enforcement Regarding Suspected/Confirmed Foods - Download All Files (2.5 MB)
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DS44:  Access Database Table 14: Protection of Business Confidentiality - Download All Files (2.3 MB)
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DS45:  Access Database Table 15: Cooperation with State Governments and Countries - Download All Files (2.2 MB)
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DS46:  Access Database Table 16: After Outbreak, Food Defense, Emergency Management - Download All Files (2.2 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

Katz, Rebecca. State Foodborne Illness Reporting Laws, 2011-2013. ICPSR34935-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research[distributor], 2014-02-21. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34935.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (69660)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   disease, food safety, foodborne illness, government regulation, legislation, public health, states (USA)

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 2011--2013

Date of Collection:  

  • 2011--2013

Universe:   All state statutes and regulations pertaining to foodborne illness reporting requirements, including the laws and regulations of the District of Columbia.

Data Types:   aggregate data, census/enumeration data

Data Collection Notes:

This data collection includes the citations of the statutes and regulations pertaining to foodborne illness reporting requirements but not their full legal text.

Methodology

Extent of Processing:  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.

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