Join us for an informative webinar with food safety partners explaining the benefits of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Environmental Assessment Reporting System (NEARS).

AFDO is offering a free session to learn more about the program and to apply for funding through NEHA’s Explorer Program. During this 60-minute webinar, a group of panelists with extensive experience with NEARS will discuss:

  • The purpose of NEARS

  • The benefits of NEARS in improving foodborne illness outbreak investigations
  • Data collected from NEARS used to evaluate and improve food safety programs
  • How to take follow-up actions to prevent future outbreaks
  • Developing or modifying policies or regulations
  • Meeting the Food and Drug Administration’s Voluntary Retail Program Standard 5

Presenters include:

  • Dr. Laura Brown, Team Lead, National Center for Environmental Health, CDC
  • Nicole Hedeen, Senior Epidemiologist, Minnesota Department of Health
  • Danny Ripley, Environmental Health Specialist, Tennessee Department of Health
  • Lauren DiPrete, Senior Environmental Health Specialist, Southern Nevada Health District
  • Laura Wildey, CP-FS, Senior Program Analyst, Food Safety, National Environmental Health Association

When: Thursday, February 25th at 1:00 EST/12:00 CST