Global Foodborne Infections Network (GFN)


In May 2012 the Global Foodborne Infections Network had 1062 members from 184 Member States and territories.

Activities directed towards member institutions:

  • participation in regional training courses on foodborne disease surveillance
  • participation in external quality assurance programmes on serotyping and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of Salmonella and the identification of Campylobacter and Shigella.
  • reference testing of selected foodborne pathogens
  • provision of technical information and methodological support and help in identifying reliable and affordable sources of antisera

Laboratory protocols

Key publications

Information brochure on Global Foodborne Infections Network