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Food Safety

Food-related diseases affect tens of millions of people and kill thousands each year. A foodborne illness is caused by eating or drinking a contaminated food or beverage. NEHA’s Food Safety programs are dedicated to educating food safety and environmental health professionals.  Through the varied food safety related resources available through NEHA, we aim to help inform, educate and improve preparedness, response, and prevention of foodborne diseases within both the regulatory and industry workforce.  These programs include the following:

  • Learning materials and opportunities for local and state food safety and environmental health professionals, school lunch programs, and professional trainers, managers, and employees in the food service industry
  • Food safety related workshops, training opportunities, conferences and events
  • A Food Safety Trainer directory
  • Food related Credentials and Certificates
  • Access to assessments and reports

Food Safety Credentials and Certifications

 


Food Safety Trainings 

 


Edible Cannabis Products

Marijuana usage is changing regulations in many states, legalizing its use both recreationally and for medicinal purposes. However, these new laws raise questions about the safety of these products, and how should it be regulated and inspected.  Watch NEHA's series of webinars to learn more, and to stay on top of the latest trends related to this emerging issue.

Watch Edibles WebinarS

 


Environmental Health Saves Lives, Saves Money, and Protects Our Future 

Environmental Health professionals ensure our food is safe by educating, inspecting, and investigating facilities throughout the food supply chain, including farms and manufacturers, restaurants, and grocery stores.

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Professional Food Handler

A well-trained and knowledgeable food handler is the backbone of food safety in the retail foodservice setting. NEHA’s Professional Food Handler (PFH) Certificate Course provides these frontline workers access to essential knowledge and an understanding of core food safety practices that they need to carry out their work safely.

The NEHA Professional Food Handler Course is ideal for: 

  • Preparing for employment in the food industry
  • Employee orientation to food safety
  • Meeting the requirements for employee training (food handler) by state and/or local jurisdictions
  • ANSI accredited
  • Based on the 2013 FDA Food Code
  • Secure Certificate of Training issued

The Professional Food Handler Certificate can be obtained online or with an instructor.


CIFOR Resources 

The Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (CIFOR)  has the Guidelines for Foodborne Disease Outbreak Response and CIFOR Industry Guidelines  (for Owners, Operators and Managers of Food Establishments) available for download. 

Learn more about CIFOR Resources

 


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