New EHS Spotlight Feature:
Two New Food Safety Tools Now Available!
The National Center for Environmental Health announces two new exciting food safety tools:
- The e-Learning on Environmental Assessment of Foodborne Illness Outbreaks is a free interactive online course to help prepare individuals to serve on a team that investigates foodborne illness outbreaks in restaurants and other food service venues.
- 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.
Other Environmental Health Specialists Network (EHS-Net) work in the EHS food spotlight:
- Mobile Food Trucks: California EHS-Net Study on Risk Factors and Inspection Challenges – This month’s guest authors, Brenda Vanschaik Faw and Joyce L. Tuttle, describe California’s study on the complexities and challenges of inspecting mobile food operations. This article is published in the April 2014 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health.
- EHS-Net Food Safety Articles – Links to four recent publications on restaurant food handling practices that have been linked with foodborne illness outbreaks in restaurant settings.
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