Author Archives: Michelle Shapiro

Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Chicken

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), public health and regulatory officials, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to kosher chicken. As of August…

2018 Crumbine Award: A Collaborative Food Safety Effort

By Andrew Linton, CPM, RS, Division Manager, Environmental Health Division, Maricopa County Environmental Services Department Editor’s Note: September is National Food Safety Month. Throughout the month, NACCHO is featuring local health departments’ food safety efforts,…

Rochester Bike Share Health Impact Assessment

Common Ground Health conducted a health impact assessment on the bike share program in Rochester, NY to analyze the impact on resident health and any barriers to access. The HIA recommended installing new bike stations in…

Technologies to Reduce PFAS in Drinking Water: An EPA Research Perspective

By Lahne Mattas-Curry, Science Communications Staff, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Communities across the country have been challenged by per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS), a group of man-made chemicals that have been used for decades…