Food Safety

Take the FDA Food Code Challenge!

What do you know about the updates in the Supplement to the 2013 FDA Food Code? How well do you know the FDA Food Code? Play our interactive game in this session to find out how much you know about the Code and get a brief update on the changes that went into the Supplement. Attendees will leave informed with the newest updates and with a sense of what other recommendations and research are on the Code’s horizon.

Presented at NEHA 2015 AEC

Super Bowl XLIX: From Planning to Execution

In 2015, the Maricopa County Environmental Services Department (MCESD) attended to over one million additional visitors to ensure their food safety and security at the Super Bowl. If that weren’t enough, there was also the Pro Bowl, Waste Management Open, and all associated events involving 3 major cities within a 2 week span! Find out what it takes to plan for this kind of large scale event, which agencies to partner with, and how to incorporate technology and social media to facilitate implementation.

Presented at NEHA 2015 AEC

The Great Food Truck Race...for Food Safety

The food truck phenomenon has gained national media attention with an estimated 20,000 plus trucks nationwide bringing in over $1.2 billion annually. Amid the frenzy is a host of unique challenges for food safety professionals. This session addresses many approaches to the operational obstacles associated with food trucks such as operating in a small space, reliance upon generators to keep food at correct temperatures, limited water supply, and their mobile nature. Be prepared to take away tips and tricks to use in your work to prevent foodborne illness with food truck operators.

Lessons in Change Management: 2013 FDA Food Code Case Study

This session will describe the steps taken by Alexandria Health Department to implement the 2013 FDA Food Code. It will take participants on a journey from the internal decision to adopt, through the engagement of industry and stakeholders, to adoption and through final implementation. The presentation will review the methods of communication and training approaches adopted during the change process. Attendees will be able to apply the presenters’ best practices for implementation in their next cycle of change.

Presented at NEHA 2015 AEC

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