Wednesday, 20 February 2013
This report reviews a simulated foodborne outbreak exercise carried out by the FSAI and the HSE. The report provides recommendations to better prepare Ireland's response to foodborne outbreaks.
The purpose of this report is to provide a summary of the output from Exercise Clea, which took place on the 19th September 2012. Exercise Clea was undertaken to examine the fitness for purpose of the draft working document the ‘Management of Outbreaks of Foodborne Illness’ protocol, the production of which was facilitated jointly by Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) and the Health Service Executive (HSE) and a cross-agency, multidisciplinary working group.
The exercise was based on a fictitious national outbreak of a foodborne illness and involved participation from Government food/health agencies, laboratories and local authorities across the Republic of Ireland (RoI).