National Food Safety Education Month

September is National Food Safety Education Month.  During this first week, we are pleased to announce the availability of  the 12th episode of our Food Safety Partnership Panel entitled Back to the Basics: Risk Factors 101.  This episode covers the main areas of focus during food service inspections and provides a demonstration of the clean-up response to an incident of vomitus in an establishment, as well as a presentation of the main components of an employee health policy.

All of the Partnership Panel episodes can be viewed on our website at the following link:

http://www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.com/environmental-health/food-services/food-safety-partnership-panels/

Over the next four weeks, we will emphasize specific areas to assist you with your food safety knowledge.  Be sure to check out our Food Service page for more Partnership Panel episodes along with helpful tools and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR NEXT FOOD SAFETY PARTNERSHIP PANEL?

Our next Food Safety Partnership Panel will focus on the Source of Food.  If you are an operator of a food service establishment and would like to represent the food industry on this panel, please contact Cobb & Douglas Public Health’s Food Program Manager, Karen Gulley, at 678-385-5066 or via email at Karen.Gulley@dph.ga.gov .  This panel episode is scheduled to be recorded on Monday, July 24th at 2:00 PM at the Douglas County Courthouse.

Cobb & Douglas Public Health Win Model Practice Award!

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At the recent NACCHO Annual Conference in Phoenix, AZ, Cobb & Douglas Public Health was recognized for their efforts in both producing and sustaining their Food Safety Partnership Panels.  You can get the full story at the following link:

http://www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.com/2016/07/cdph-honored-excellence-public-health/

Now Showing: A New Food Safety Partnership Panel!

Food Safety Partnership Panel #10:

Typhoid Mary: The Power of One

Join us as we take a look at lessons learned from the infamous Typhoid Mary, reminding viewers of important principles that need to be adhered to in order to help minimize the possibility of disease transmission via food.

 

Each partnership panel is approximately 30 minutes long and all 10 may be found on our website at http://www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.com/environmental-health/food-services/ .

Want To Be A Part Of Our Next Food Safety Partnership Panel?

We will be recording our next Food Safety Partnership Panel during the month of June, and we’re looking for volunteers to take part in this upcoming episode.  Each Partnership Panel is comprised of consumer, food service industry, and regulatory authority representatives who take part in discussing current topics related to food safety, so the only prerequisite for participation is a shared interest in the topic being discussed.

If you are interested in being a part of our next panel, please contact our Food Program Manager, Karen Gulley, at 678-385-5066.

To view one of our previous episodes, visit the Food Service page at the Cobb & Douglas Public Health website:

http://www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.com/environmental-health/food-services/

 

New Partnership Panel Episode!

Our latest Partnership Panel is now available for viewing!  This episode features a timely discussion of Georgia’s updated Rules and Regulations for Food Service that can serve as learning tool for food service management and staff.  It is available on demand (with all previous panels) at CobbAndDouglasPublicHealth.com and can be downloaded at Vimeo.PP9

The Food Safety Partnership Panel will also be shown on Cobb TV23  according to the following schedule:

  • Mondays @ 9:30am
  • Tuesdays @ 11:30am & 3:30pm
  • Wednesdays @ 12:30pm & 7pm
  • Thursdays @ 10pm
  • Fridays @ 10 am & 3:30pm
  • Saturdays & Sundays @ 1pm & 6pm