World Environmental Health Day 2018: Global Food Safety and Sustainability

The International Federation of Environmental Health declared September 26th as World Environmental Health Day. The theme for 2018 is Global Food Safety and Sustainability. Read more about the theme here.

NACCHO has a strong commitment to food safety. NACCHO’s food safety program supports local health departments by assessing the needs of their food safety programs, supporting them in foodborne disease outbreak response, and helping them implement continuous quality improvement programs.

Highlights from NACCHO’s food safety program:

  • NACCHO runs a peer mentorship program for jurisdictions enrolled in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards. Applications for the next cohort of mentors and mentees are due on October 12th! Learn more.
  • NACCHO’s Food Safety Workgroup provides leadership and guidance to NACCHO, LHDs, and partner organizations regarding food safety efforts, health outcomes, and implications at the local level.
  • NACCHO is a co-chair of the Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (CIFOR), working to improve methods to detect, investigate, control, and prevent foodborne disease outbreaks.

Learn more about NACCHO’s food safety work here.

Learn more about NACCHO’s other environmental health work here.

 

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