Food Safety

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To order any of the ANSI-CFP accredited Certified Professional Food Manager textbooks, visit the NEHA Bookstore or contact Trisha Bramwell at or 303.756.9090 x340.

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As a service to our trainers, NEHA Food Safety Training partners with Prometric, enabling trainers to order Food Manager certification exams in one step. This service eliminates additional hassle involved with scheduling classes and is just one of the many benefits that NEHA Food Safety Training provides its trainers.

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CSTE Food Safety Subcommittee Webinar 2

The purpose of this webinar is to provide insight on new and relevant resources, projects, and perspectives identified by presenters from the Florida, Oregon, and Tennessee Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence sites.  The webinar will focus on topics including Florida’s Structured Expert Judgment, Oregon’s Project Mercury and Tennessee’s Student Outbreak Rapid Response Training course.


Elizabeth Beshearse, PhD(c), MPH(c) – University of Florida

Hillary Booth, MPH- Oregon Department of Health

Advances in Causal Understanding

New molecular and bioinformatic approaches have advanced understanding of how molecular pathways are affected by exposure and the molecular networks involved in disease. However, these advances are often not yet deemed sufficient to establish causality for public health risk assessments; regulators still rely primarily on traditional apical endpoints, such as those endpoints observed in animal studies.

Environmental Assessments


Environmental assessments help identify the underlying environmental causes of foodborne illness outbreaks. Environmental Assessments find out how any why germs get into the environment and spread. Example:

  • Restaurant worker did not wash hands between handling raw ground beef and salad (a ready to eat food).
  • Worker had not been trained on proper hand washing.

Findings can be used to recomend steps to stop outbreaks and prevent future ones. Example:

  • Recommend training workers on proper hand washing

Participating in NEARS can help prevent foodborne illness outbreaks associated with restaurants, banquet facilities, schools, and other institutions. NEARS is targeted to governmental federal, state, local, tribal and territorial food safety programs. 


National Environmental Assessment Reporting System (NEARS)

Participate in NEARS, a surveillance system to capture environmental assessment data from foodborne illness outbreak investigations.

The ultimate goal for public health and food safety officials is not just stopping foodborne disease outbreaks once they occur, but preventing them from ever happening.

Despite the fact that thousands of employees have been trained in food safety around the world, millions have been spent globally on food safety research, and countless inspections and tests have been performed, food safety remains a significant public health challenge. Why is that?

Food safety is an ever-changing environment that may require us to go beyond traditional trainings and routine inspections. 


Who Participates?

  • Federal, state, local, tribal and territorial food safety programs


Why Participate?

Your program can access and use your NEARS data at any time to:

  • Identify environmental causes of outbreaks in your jurisdiction
  • Take follow-up action to reduce or prevent future foodborne illness outbreaks
  • Evaluate your food safety program and make improvements based on established guidelines
  • Develop or modify program policies or regulations
  • Focus limited program resources on actions with the highest impact


Participate in NEARS

Please consider conducting environmental assessments and reporting these data to the National Environmental Assessment Reporting System (NEARS). See the map to the right for agencies who are already participating.

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    CSTE Food Safety Subcommittee Webinar

    The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) will be hosting a webinar entitled "New Outbreak Case Studies from the Colorado and Minnesota Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence Sites." We invite you to attend and encourage you to share this announcement with your colleagues.

    Thursday, January 19, 2017 

    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Eastern Time