Part 1: Breaking the Barriers to Implementing Risk-Based Inspections in Retail Food Safety
On Thursday, May 26 from 2 PM – 3 PM ET, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Conference for Food Protection (CFP), will host an online sharing session on factors influencing the implementation of risk-based inspections. This sharing session will focus on the results of a study conducted in 2021 by NACCHO and CFP to identify, better understand, and assess the application of risk-based inspection methods currently employed by local retail food regulatory programs while seeking to identify the overarching barriers preventing application of risk-based inspection methods. Nine jurisdictions were interviewed, and the participants identified 15 barriers to the implementation of risk-based inspection methods. This sharing session will discuss five strategies to overcome these barriers.
Part 2: A Retrospective Look at How Local Retail Food Regulatory Programs Used Risk Factor Intervention Strategies
On Thursday, June 2 from 2 PM – 3 PM ET, NACCHO and CFP will present a webinar on the use of risk factor intervention strategies within local retail food regulatory programs. Presenters from NACCHO and CFP will discuss the findings of their study conducted in 2021, which aimed to assess jurisdictions’ use of risk factor interventions, including how they were created, implemented, and evaluated for effectiveness. Attendees will also hear about the successes, challenges, and lessons learned by the regulatory programs interviewed for this study.
Participants will have the opportunity to share their own experiences and ask questions during each Q&A session. For any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.