Food Safety

Updates on PulseNet’s Transition to Whole Genome Sequencing for Foodborne Surveillance in 2019

The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) received a letter from CDC’s Enteric Diseases Laboratory Branch (EDLB) regarding the following updates and modifications to the timeline for implementation of whole genome sequencing (WGS) for PulseNet.…

Student Scholarship Opportunity for the 2019 Consumer Food Safety Education Conference

The Consumer Food Safety Education Conference 2019 is accepting applications for student scholarships. Applications will be accepted from full-time graduate and undergraduate students attending a U.S.-based university from the disciplines of: Food safety Food microbiology Public health…

National Environmental Assessment Reporting System Funding Opportunity Coming Soon

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is pleased to announce a call for applications for a new funding opportunity with the National Environmental Assessment…

Template for Including FSIS in Foodborne Illness Outbreak Response Procedures

The United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) developed a recommended template that may be adapted by public health partners (e.g., state health and agriculture departments) for including FSIS in foodborne illness…

APHA 2019 Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts

The American Public Health Association (APHA) is now accepting abstracts for APHA’s 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo. The theme of the meeting is Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health. Authors are encouraged…

Retail Program Standards Blog Series: Standard 3

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (Retail Program Standards) are designed to help food regulatory programs enhance the services they provide to the public. This post is…