This issue brief investigated the benefits of state and local retail food regulatory programs participating in state- and region-wide networks aimed at achieving conformance with the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (Retail Program Standards).
This study helps to identify, better understand, and assess the application of RBI methods currently employed by local retail food regulatory programs as well as the overarching barriers preventing the application of RBI methods.
This report outlines the results of the nationwide Active Managerial Control Incentive Programs to Improve Food Safety survey, provides insight into key materials and resources used for AMC, and features details of several successful AMC Incentive Programs offered to retail food establishments by environmental health agencies.
The 2015-2016 Occurrence Report includes findings from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s 10-year study data gathering as well as additional resources such as a factsheet and calls to action for regulators and industry.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Office of Regulatory Affairs’ Office of Training Education and Development (OTED) provides free training to state, local and tribal regulatory partners in both online and in-classroom formats.
The Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (CIFOR) Guidelines for Foodborne Disease Outbreak Response describe model practices for foodborne disease outbreaks, including preparation, detection, investigation, control, and follow-up as well as the roles of key organizations in foodborne disease outbreaks.
Storyboards, cause and effect posters, and video testimonials to enhance food safety training at the retail level by helping food employees understand the important role they play in protecting public health.