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
Through support from the FDA, NACCHO is currently accepting applications for the 2014-15 Retail Program Standards Mentorship Program. The mentorship program connects local health departments (LHDs) with peers in order to learn, share experiences, and acquire tools and resources related to the FDA Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Standards (Retail Program Standards). The mentorship program – which features tracks for both mentors and mentees – matches LHD practitioners experienced in applying the Retail Program Standards with LHDs newly or currently enrolled in the program who are looking for assistance, guidance, tools and resources, and recommendations. The program is in its fourth year.
The anticipated amount awarded will range from up to $10,000 per selected mentee LHD and $8,000–18,000 per selected mentor LHD depending on the number of mentees that will be taken on by the mentor.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.