The federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) government departments and agencies responsible for public health and food safety have updated the Foodborne Illness Outbreak Response Protocol (FIORP) 2010. FIORP 2010 will allow public health and food safety authorities across Canada to respond faster, more efficiently and more effectively to national and international outbreaks.
FIORP 2010 is the technical and operational protocol that guides how FPT public health and food safety authorities manage national or international food-borne illness outbreaks. A national outbreak is one that spans more than one province or territory. An international outbreak is one that spans more than one country, including Canada.
Following the national listeriosis outbreak of 2008, the FPT governments reviewed the protocol to build on lessons learned and further improve how outbreaks are responded to and managed in Canada.