Discussion thread: creative application of laboratory science | HLTH 642 – Food-borne Illness Prevention | Liberty University


The laboratory plays an important role in the investigation and identification of the cause of food-borne illness outbreaks. The lab can be a much more important, and less celebrated, tool to prevent an outbreak of disease.

  • Which steps of the food processing and distribution systems are of the most value in evaluating the risks?
  • How can this information be incorporated into safety inspections to improve the integrity of the system?
  • How can the use of laboratory data as a preventive measure help enhance the investigation of disease outbreaks?