Food Safety

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

Making FSMA Real: Integrating Local, State, and Federal Food Emergency Response Capabilities

Our increasingly globalized food supply means that contamination problems originating in remote regions of the world can rapidly impact communities in the United States of America. During this panel-type session, the presenters will review: the Federal effort to establish Rapid Response Teams; State efforts to implement the RRT concept; and state and local efforts to build capacity for response using innovative, less costly training approaches.

Issues and Challenges: Investigation of Foodborne Illness in Jamaica / Toronto, Canada

This session reviews an outbreak investigation conducted in a mega hotel in Jamaica. Along the way, we discover gaps in the investigation process, describe challenges in disease surveillance, and determine the barriers to effective outbreak prevention and control.

See how the existing regulations stack up against changing trends in the tourism sector and possible remedies for the shortcomings. Use this case study to identify the emerging challenges and possible solutions in your outbreak investigation process before they happen.