Investigation of outbreaks of food or waterborne disease: response

Guidance for food, water and environmental laboratories investigating outbreaks of food or waterborne disease.


Guidance on Public Health response: Involvement of PHE Food Water and Environmental Microbiology laboratory staff in the investigation of outbreaks of food or waterborne disease

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In this document, Public Health England’s (PHE) food, water and environmental microbiology service provides guidance on best practice for public health responses during the investigation of incidents or outbreaks of food, environment and waterborne disease.

Published 14 July 2014
Last updated 26 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added new version of guidance on Public Health response.

  2. Effective date changed to 12 March 2014.

  3. First published.