NACCHO recently released several new food safety and defense e-learning resources for local retail regulatory food programs. These resources include the following:
NACCHO Risk Factor Studies Sharing Session Part I: Considerations for Conducting Retail Food Risk Factor Studies
Upon completion of this webinar session participants will be able to:
- Explain the purpose and objectives for conducting a retail food risk factor study
- Discuss how conducting a retail food risk factor study can benefit a jurisdiction’s retail food protection program
- Summarize the Standard 9 Program Assessment criteria for conducting a retail food risk factor study
Active Managerial Control Sharing Session
This session focused on Active Managerial Control (AMC). Annex 4 of the FDA Food Code cites the common goal of regulators and industry as producing safe, quality food for customers and credits AMC over foodborne illness risk factors as the best way to accomplish this goal. The first presentation highlighted how the Fairfax County Health Department in Virginia recognizes its responsibility to promote and encourage AMC within food service operations and tackles this initiative through providing industry education, offering AMC tools and resources, and administering AMC recognition and voluntary enrollment programs. In the second presentation, Dr. Hal King provided a retail food establishment operator’s perspective on Active Managerial Control.
Edible Marijuana Sharing Session
This sharing session focused on edible marijuana. With the legalization of recreational marijuana in states across the country, many public health professionals now face new health concerns and issues in their communities. The first presentation discussed on the changing state regulations and the governmental entities involved in regulating edible marijuana. In the second presentation, the Denver Department of Environmental Health discussed the food safety-related issues surrounding edible marijuana in their community. Speakers included Karmen Hanson, MA, Program Director, National Conference of State Legislatures and Danica Lee, Director, Public Health Inspections Division, Department of Environmental Health, City and County of Denver.
Food Defense Community of Practice Webinar
This webinar features a presentation from the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, Ohio on how they have partnered with its food retailers and the FDA to establish retail food defense in order to prevent intentional contamination of the local food supply.