The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is pleased to be hosting the 2022 U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Retail Food Protection Seminar from September 19-22, 2022. The annual seminar provides an opportunity for the FDA and state, local, tribal, and territorial regulators to discuss current and emerging issues related to retail food safety. This year’s free virtual seminar will have a focus on norovirus, including assessing employee health, investigating norovirus-related foodborne illnesses, and implementing successful employee health intervention strategies. Attendance at the seminar is a maintenance requirement for all FDA Standardized Food Safety Inspection Officers, but representatives from the regulatory community, industry, academia, and consumer groups are encouraged to attend!
Learn more and register at https://bit.ly/2022retailseminar.
Plan to Attend a Risk Factor Study Workshop at the Seminar
A Risk Factor Study Workshop, planned for Thursday, September 22, will focus on how to design and conduct a Risk Factor Study and cover requirements for Standard 9 of the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards. The aim of the workshop is to help participants understand different study designs, FDA’s data collection approach, and get an overview on how to conduct a data collection. There will also be a demonstration on the use of FDA’s Risk Factor Study Database. Click here to register.