Food Safety

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…

Newly Released: NACCHO Exchange Summer 2016 Issue

The newest issue of the NACCHO Exchange, our quarterly magazine was sent out to all local health departments (LHDs) across the country last week. The summer 2016 issue focuses on environmental health, highlighting topics including vector…

Celebrating National Food Safety Education Month

Foodborne illnesses have been headlining the news in recent years, from Chipotle’s 2015 Norovirus outbreaks to the recent contamination of strawberries imported to the U.S. from Egypt that sparked cases of Hepatitis A. September marks…

Applications for NACCHO Retail Program Standards Mentorship Program Now Open

NACCHO, in coordination with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), invites all retail food regulatory programs to submit applications for participation in its 2016-2017 Mentorship Program for the Retail Program Standards. Program participants will…

New Reports: Retail Food Inspection, Grading, Scoring, and Placarding Case Studies

NACCHO, in collaboration with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted research and developed new reports to learn more about scoring, grading, and placarding systems used by domestic retail food regulatory programs. These report…