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Pilot Testers Wanted to Review New Online Course

The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice is looking for volunteers to pilot test its newest online course, Legal Aspects of Public Health Food Safety.

September 4, 2013

The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice is looking for volunteers to pilot test its newest online course, Legal Aspects of Public Health Food Safety. If you are interested in being a pilot tester, please register online by Tuesday, September 10.

Course Description

This course is an introduction to legal issues that arise in public health food safety, from surveillance and outbreak investigation through restaurant inspections and detention of food. It includes information on a variety of food safety topics, including health privacy laws, food code, inspections, exclusion of infected employees, and procedural due process. The content for the course was developed in partnership with the Network for Public Health Law, whose Eastern Region Office contributed invaluable practical experience and knowledge.

Target audience

State and local public health practitioners who work in or with food safety programs and the attorneys who work with them.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify federal privacy requirements related to food safety surveillance and foodborne illness outbreak response.
  • Describe the source and scope of state and local authority related to food safety.
  • Explain the administrative process for developing food safety regulations.
  • Identify the food safety control measures available to state and local authorities.
  • List common legal issues encountered during the enforcement of state and local food safety provisions.

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