Food Safety

FDA Advises Consumers to Avoid Eating, Drinking, or Handling Food Products Prepared with Liquid Nitrogen at the Point of Sale

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an alert on the potential for serious injury from eating, drinking, or handling food products prepared by adding liquid nitrogen at the point of sale, immediately before…

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…

New Cannabis and Food Safety Resources from NEHA

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) released three new cannabis-infused product (CIP) tools. All resources are free and easily accessible on NEHA’s website here. The NEHA Food Safety Policy Statement Workgroup and the Cannabis Advisory Committee…

Minneapolis Health Department Supports a Young Food Entrepreneur

By Dan Huff, Director of Environmental Health, and Gretchen Musicant, Commissioner of Health, Minneapolis Health Department Jaequan Faulkner, 13, started selling hot dogs in front of his Minneapolis home in 2016, calling his establishment “Mr.…