​​Food and feed-testing laboratories generate critical data that drives public health decisions during foodborne and feed-related disease outbreaks. Outbreak investigators must receive this data quickly to mount a timely and coordinated response. FDA’s Electronic Laboratory Exchange Network, eLEXNET, allows agencies in food safety to compare, communicate and coordinate laboratory findings.

APHL has examined the current status of food and feed-testing laboratory data exchange in a discovery document that identifies gaps in capability and suggests next steps.

For more information about eLEXNET, view FDA’s page.

For more information about the discovery document and APHL's work to standardize data transmission to eLEXNET, contact Vanessa Holley, Senior Specialist, Informatics at 240.485.2755 or vanessa.holley@aphl.org.