Food Safety

Consumer Food Safety Education Conference

Attend this conference and NEHA members can earn 13.25 CEUs.

The Consumer Food Safety Education Conference (CFSEC 2019) will be held March 6-8, 2019 at the Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, FL. Please join us for an exceptional opportunity to advance your mission of affecting behavior change, and finding better ways to engage everyone in modeling proper food preparation and hygiene practices. 

NJEHA Annual Conference

Informative and stimulating seminars, featuring expert speakers covering a wide range of Environmental and Public Health topics; Introduction to a multitude of new and existing technologies, products, and services; Networking opportunities with local, state, and national Public Health professionals.

Start: Sunday, March 03, 2019

End: Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Location: Tropicana Resort and Casino, Atlantic City, NJ


The Georgia Environmental Health Association (GEHA) invites anyone interested in environmental health to attend our 2019 Annual Education Conference (AEC) happening June 12-14, 2019, at the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort, located within Stone Mountain Park. GEHA looks forward to its members and guests coming to this popular location just outside the metro-Atlanta area for a great educational event and lots of networking, fun and fellowship!

Restaurant Grading: The Variance in Restaurant Inspection Scores

Restaurant Grading

NEHA is excited to announce a new project studying the variance in restaurant inspection scores. Food safety in restaurants is a popular topic discussed among environmental health food safety experts. To learn more about this project, opportunities for collaboration and involvement from health departments, we invite you to explore our page.

graphic of handshake with text 'we invite health departments to collaborate with us on this project'

Kaylan Celestin is a Public Health Associate for the Centers for Disease Control. She is assigned to work at the National Environmental Health Association. Kaylan is working with Dr. Harlan Stueven, executive director and founder of Dining Safety Alliance. NEHA has a partnership with Dining Safety Alliance to study the variance in restaurant inspection scores. NEHA's partnering with Dining Safety Alliance to understand where and why there is variation in restaurant inspection scores across jurisdictions. There are partner organizations working in this topic area as well, including, City Health and University of Minnesota School of Public Health.

Disclaimer: NEHA recognizes that restaurant grading isn't necessarily utilized across the U.S. Yet. it is reported that Restaurants in the United States are regularly inspected by health departments, but few data exist regarding the effect of restaurant inspections on food safety (1). By studying the variance in restaurant inspection scores across jurisdictions, it will unveil the need for uniformity and awareness of the implications to the public's health. 

Share your views on Restaurant Inspection Scoring

We are in the foundational phase of this project and are looking for your expertise.  Your feedback is valuable in making this project a success! 

Please complete this 5-minute online form:

Share your Views

Inforgraphic: Impact of Foodborne Illnesses at Restaurants

Provided by Dining Safety Alliance 

Infographic by Dining Safety Alliance

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Additional Resources to Explore


Please contact Kaylan Celestin, Project Specialist, if you have further questions at  

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