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Foodborne illness in the United States is estimated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to cause 48 million cases of illnesses, over 128,000 hospitalizations, and 3,000 deaths annually. Hospitalizations due to foodborne illnesses are estimated to cost over $3 billion dollars and lost productivity is estimated to cost between $20 billion and $40 billion each year. NACCHO strives to support and work with local health departments to improve food safety and prevent foodborne illness. Click here to learn more about NACCHO's Food Safety Project.

 
In the Spotlight
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Center for Environmental Health has two new food safety tools available:

  • The National Voluntary Environmental Assessment Information System (NVEAIS) is a new surveillance system targeted to jurisdictions that inspect and regulate restaurants and other food venues such as banquet facilities, schools, and other institutions. The system provides an avenue to capture underlying environmental assessment data that describes what happened and how events most likely led to a foodborne illness outbreak.
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Food Safety Announcements/New Resources

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Reports

Assessment of Foodborne Illness Outbreak Response and Investigation Capacity in U.S. Environmental Health Food Safety Regulatory Programs
The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) released a report on the assessment of the capacity of local and state agencies to undertake foodborne illness outbreak investigation and response. The report includes information on the potential impacts of ongoing budget reductions on staffing, training, outbreak response, control, and prevention activities, as well as the current status of inter-agency cooperation to share resources. The assessment findings reveal a significant overall reduction in foodborne illness program capacity

Join NACCHO's Food Safety Leaders' List

Are you a leader or champion for food safety? NACCHO is recruiting local health department staff interested in receiving emails on food safety news, policy updates, events, and call to action items. As a subscriber to the Food Safety Leaders' List, you will have the opportunity to provide input on NACCHO's food safety positions and advocacy efforts that helps shape policy across the nation at local health departments. To subscribe, please email achang@naccho.org with your email address, name, organization/agency, and position.

 
New CIFOR Documents!
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The Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (CIFOR) is pleased to announce the release of the CIFOR Industry Guidelines. These guidelines were developed as voluntary guidance for managers of retail food establishments (“Industry”) to help outline, clarify, and explain Industry’s recommended role in a foodborne illness outbreak investigation. The CIFOR Industry Guidelines provide step-by-step approaches to important aspects of outbreak response such as preparation, detection, investigation, control, and follow-up. They describe what to expect when first notified of potential illnesses or outbreak and provide tools to guide Industry through the regulatory investigation process.

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