DoD Food Analysis and Diagnostic
illness is any illness
resulting from the spoilage of contaminated
food, pathogenic bacteria, toxins, viruses, prions or
parasites. Foodborne illness is a serious public health concern for military,
family members, civilians, and contractors.
Furthermore, foodborne illnesses increase Disease –Non Battle Injuries
(DNBI) thus, reducing U.S. Forces readiness.
Military Public Health assets will assist in the foodborne illness investigation and collection of the suspected samples. Preventive Medicine (PM) personnel will conduct a foodborne illness investigation and Veterinary Food Inspectors (VFIs) will collect suspected foodborne illness samples. Upon notification of a possible foodborne illness, follow the instructions below: