Environmental Health

FDA Funding Opportunity: Food Regulatory Program Standards

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced a new funding opportunity for state, tribal and territorial governments enrolled in the Voluntary Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards. The intended outcome of this project is to…

CDC Vital Signs: Update on Zika Virus–Associated Birth Defects

A new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) presents the latest findings on Zika infection in pregnant women and babies and the importance of prevention and early care. This report…

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…

One Health: Local Health Department Approaches for Addressing the Interconnectivity of Human, Animal, and Environmental Health

In a new fact sheet, “One Health: Local Health Department Approaches for Addressing the Interconnectivity of Human, Animal, and Environmental Health,” NACCHO explores One Health, a multi-disciplinary public health approach that recognizes the health of humans is…