Food Safety Program
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
Key Informant Interview Summary Report
NACCHO has released a key informant interview summary report that explores the successes and challenges that local health departments (LHDs) have with the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (Retail Program Standards). The document explores strategies for improving LHDs’ implementation of the Retail Program Standards; explains issues, successes, and challenges that LHDs have had in using the Retail Program Standards; and identifies potential best practices and tools to support the work of current and prospective LHD enrollees in the Retail Program Standards. Click more to read the report. More »
New CIFOR Publications
Second Edition of the CIFOR Guidelines for Foodborne Disease Outbreak Response and Development of Target Ranges for Selected Performance Measures in the CIFOR Guidelines
New! Second Edition of the CIFOR Guidelines for Foodborne Disease Outbreak Response
New! Development of Target Ranges for Selected Performance Measures in the CIFOR Guidelines
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 email@example.com with your email address, name, organization/agency, and position.