Food Safety

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,…

Retail Program Standards Blog Series: Self-Assessment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) collaboratively developed the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (Retail Program Standards) 20 years ago. The Retail Program Standards are designed to help food regulatory programs enhance…

Seeking Food Safety Professionals for PulseNet/OutbreakNet Meetings Planning Committees

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is assisting the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), the U.S. Food and…

FDA Investigates Multistate Outbreak of Cyclospora Illnesses Linked to Fresh Express Salad Mix Served at McDonald’s

The FDA, CDC, and state and local officials are investigating a multi-state outbreak of cyclosporiasis illnesses likely linked to salads from McDonald’s restaurants As of August 2, 2018, a total of 395 laboratory-confirmed cases of…

Surveillance for Foodborne Disease Outbreaks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a study on “Surveillance for Foodborne Disease Outbreaks — United States, 2009–2015” in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The Foodborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance System (FDOSS)…