Food Safety

Travel Funding Available: Joint Regional PulseNet & OutbreakNet PulseNet Meeting

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) are pleased to offer a limited number of travel scholarships intended to offset attendance costs for the Joint Mountain/West Regional PulseNet…

Student Scholarships Available: 2017 Consumer Food Safety Education Conference

The sixth annual National Consumer Food Safety Education Conference will be held on January 25-27, 2017, in Washington, D.C. at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. Through the support of the U.S. Department of Agriculture  (USDA)…

Funding Opportunity: 2017 AFDO Retail Program Standards Grant Program

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) are seeking applicants for the 2017 AFDO-administered Retail Program Standards Grant Program. State, local, territorial, and tribal regulatory retail food…

Serve on The Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response’s Development Teams

NACCHO is seeking to nominate candidates from local health departments with experience and interest in foodborne outbreak response to serve on one of four Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response’s (CIFOR) development teams. CIFOR is a…

Seeking Environmental Assessments Resources

NACCHO is collaborating with the Colorado Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence (CoE) to develop a just-in-time training targeted to environmental health professionals conducting environmental assessments for foodborne illness outbreaks. The resource will be a succinct, online, and “on-the-go” training for EH…

The CIFOR Toolkit: A Powerful Training Resource Advancing Foodborne Outbreak Response

By Scott E. Holmes, REHS, MS, Environmental Public Health Manager, Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department What do you get when you bring together over 60 public health professionals specializing in environmental health, epidemiology, and laboratory sciences,…

Hog Roast Outbreaks Highlight Efforts to Strengthen Public Health Partnerships

By William Lanier, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, Senior Epidemiologist, Karen Becker, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, Director of Applied Epidemiology, and Gabrielle Johnston, MPH, Public Affairs Specialist, United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service September highlights two important and…