Food Safety

WEHA Fall Conference

2 and a half days of all EH fields/multiple breakout sessions: food, rec. programs, pools, lodging, emergency preparedness, vector control, etc.

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Kim Carlton, NEHA's Region 4 Vice-President, will represent NEHA at this conference.

Professional Food Safety Auditor Training

The two-day Professional Food Safety Auditor Training is designed to strengthen and enhance the skills, knowledge and critical thinking behaviors attributed to a qualified food safety auditor in the post-FSMA environment. It provides the participant with a comprehensive review of good auditing practices, written and verbal communication skills and preventive controls based technical knowledge using exercises, case studies, and other interactive learning techniques. A hypothetical third-party certification audit provides the framework for this course.

Food Safety Auditor Training

Food Safety Auditor Training Opportunity

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) offers two food safety auditor credentials – the Certified in Food Safety Supplier Audits (CFSSA) and Registered Food Safety Auditor (RFSA). An in-person training for those interested in one or both of the credentials will occur this November.

The CFSSA credential prepares individuals to complete 1st and 2nd party, and food safety supply chain audits. RFSA credential holders will be prepared to also complete 3rd party food safety audits. These two credentials are aimed at building an international workforce of individuals who have been vetted and are qualified to meet food safety auditing requirements, such as those mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The two-day training for the Professional Food Safety Auditor Credential program provides participants with a comprehensive review of good auditing practices, written and verbal communication skills, and technical knowledge of preventive controls. The use of classroom exercises, case studies, and other interactive learning techniques mimic an actual third-party audit. 

To become credentialed at either level, candidates must check off certain items from a checklist designed by many of the stakeholders involved in the development of the credential. A detailed checklist illustrates what candidates must achieve to be recognized as either level. Some of the items on the checklist include proper training, witness audits, an exam, prerequisites and adequate years of experience.

The training will take occur on November 12 - 13 prior to the Food Safety Consortium.


Questions? E-mail or call 303-756-9090 ext. 339. The Food Safety Auditor Credential has been featured in Food Safety News and Food Safety Magazine.

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Certified in Comprehensive Food Safety Training

CCFS Credential Review Course Opportunity

NEHA's Certified in Comprehensive Food Safety (CCFS) credential aims to provide a pathway for comprehensive knowledge and training resources focused on preventing food safety breaches at production and manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and abroad. The CCFS credential is for those professionals who oversee the global human food supply chain including production, processing, and manufacturing facilities.

Participants will learn how to manage food safety plans and systems that are compliant to the Preventive Controls and the Foreign Supplier Verification programs of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Individuals who have a desire to demonstrate mastery of food safety knowledge, systems, and compliance, and are looking to advance their careers are ideal candidates. The CCFS is a core credential for those working to ensure the safety of human food by managing or evaluating food facilities and food manufacturing processes. The training will take occur on November 12 - 13 prior to the Food Safety Consortium.


Questions? E-mail or call 303-756-9090 ext. 339. The CCFS credential has been featured in Food Safety Magazine and Food Safety News.

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Food Safety Online Training Resources

Cannabis Resources

Edibles are produced and consumed in communities many local and state food safety agencies serve and protect. With cannabis usage growing in acceptability across the country, and changing regulations in many states, legalizing its use both recreationally and for medicinal purposes, is becoming common. While these are exciting times for many, they raise questions about the safety of these products, and how should it be regulated and inspected. Many states and local food safety agencies currently or will have a need in the future to quickly, effectively and efficiently establish food safety programs around this ever-evolving industry. 

Whether you already have an established food safety program in place, or will need to in the future, you may find value in the following NEHA resources and tools.

Cannabis 101: Glossary of Terms

Details over 60 definitions and concepts that relate to cannabis-infused products!  Great for food safety professionals and industry workers to understand and see pictures of common terms/products when out in the field.
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View Cannabis 101: Glossary of Related Terms (PDF)

Food Safety Guidance for Cannabis-Infused Products

Need to set up a cannabis food safety program, or looking for ways to improve your current one? This guidance document can be used as a reference to learn what other states have done, and to see which states have strong regulation in a variety of topic areas. 
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View Food Safety Guidance for Cannabis-Infused Products (PDF)

NEHA’s Policy Statement

Food Safety as Related to the Consumption of Cannabis-Infused Food Products 

Cannabis Webinars

NEHA cannabis webinars include a focus on environmental health and edible cannabis products.

View Cannabis Webinars


 * A special thank you to the NEHA Food Safety Policy Statement Workgroup and the Cannabis Advisory Committee for all your work…your expertise and insights are invaluable!

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