Pet Event Tracking Network (PETNet). Christopher Melluso Elizabeth Higgins FDA/CVM State of New Mexico. History. PETNet originated at the “Gateway to Food Protection” 50-State meeting held in August, 2008
Christopher Melluso Elizabeth Higgins
FDA/CVM State of New Mexico
Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oregon
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
PETNet Working Group
Funding the project, both initial and long term
Ownership of PETNet
Jurisdictions of PETNet members
Regulatory and legal issues for PETNet
Information Technology needs
Original concept was enormous in scope
What was unique about the melamine incident?
What lessons were learned?
How could PETNet improve?
Widespread foodborne intoxication of companion animals.
Causative agents were not easily, readily or previously identified as toxins.
The incident involved all the states.
During the melamine incident many States provided information to FDA
The way FDA shares information collected from the States and from other sources needs improvement
States need timely and complete information from FDA to support their own investigations and regulatory actions
PETNet needed to find a way to give states access to the information FDA collects
The states then have access not only to their own information but that of other states and FDA
The states would be able to see the same initial picture the FDA was seeing
The states have the information to exercise their own regulatory authority
Multiple teleconferences and a face to face meeting
By November 2009 the working group determined the scope for PETNet
Pet Event Tracking Network PETNet
Case number (assigned by PETNet)
Product form identification
Laboratory data available to share (Y or N)
State of report origin
Source of data
Reporter’s (PETNet member) contact info
Streamlined Data Points