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. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimates that foodborne illnesses are costing the United States economy more than $15.6 billion annually. 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
View example policies and forms used to meet the Retail Program Standards. These documents were shared by NACCHO Retail Program Standards Mentorship Program participants. More »
The NACCHO Food Safety toolkit is a free, online collection of local public health tools produced by members of the public health community. Tools within the toolkit are materials and resources public health professionals and other external stakeholders can use to inform and improve their work in the promotion and advancement of food safety objectives. Current examples of tools include, but are not limited to case examples, presentations, fact sheets, drills, evaluations, protocols, templates, reports, and training materials. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your email address, name, organization/agency, and position.
New Webinar: Legal Aspects of Raw Milk
NACCHO’s "Legal Aspects of Raw Milk" webinar provides a general overview of the raw milk regulations in the US, as well as a detailed account of recent raw milk regulations and outbreaks in Utah.