Author Archives: Amy Chang

Using NEARS To Enhance Foodborne Illness Outbreak Response

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Environmental Assessment Reporting System (NEARS) is a surveillance system used to capture environmental assessment data from foodborne illness outbreak investigations. Local retail food regulatory programs that participate in…

Research Article: Whole Genome Sequencing and Salmonella Outbreaks

Investigating multistate foodborne outbreaks of Salmonella infections associated with chicken is especially challenging due  to the numerous available brands of poultry meat and high consumption rates among U.S. populations. PubMed recently published a research article titled, “Utility of…

Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence: Winter 2017 Newsletter

The Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence have just released the winter edition of their newsletter, Centered on Food Safety, available at this link. This edition features articles the following topics: New outbreak case studies A…

Announcing Sixth Cohort in NACCHO Mentorship Program for the Retail Program Standards

Made possible through a new cooperative agreement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), NACCHO is pleased to announce the sixth participant cohort for its Mentorship Program for the Retail Program Standards. The peer mentorship program…