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Food Safety: Now & Then

From Classroom to Computer: Fifty Years of Food Safety Training

There was a time when food handlers didn’t have to get a health card, food safety training didn’t exist, and the rules and regulations were only followed some of the time. As health officials we faced serious challenges such as battling dysentery and other diseases spread by food handlers. Call it a sanitarian’s nightmare. Read more.

Food Establishment Complaints 101

Whether it’s your first time or you’re a regular customer, there’s nothing more disappointing than going into a restaurant and seeing unsanitary conditions, unsafe food practices, rodents, bugs or food with unwanted ingredients. Read more.

Public Health Flashback: Mark Gillespie

Which comes first? The salmonella or the egg? Perhaps the best person to answer that question is environmental health specialist Mark Gillespie, one of the investigators who helped prove that salmonella can exist in an egg in vitro. The discovery was a result of an investigation following a massive outbreak at a Henderson restaurant in the 1990s. Read more.

New & Noteworthy

Learn about our new online food safety training module, the immunization clinic at our “future” home, the resurgence of whooping cough and a fun challenge to get students excited about being active and eating healthy. Read more.

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