The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 48 million people get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from foodborne diseases each year in the US. US consumers report that they consider health professionals as the most trustworthy sources of food safety information, especially for the elderly (older than 65) who are vulnerable to foodborne illnesses.
This self-paced course prepares public health professionals to utilize health risk information related to food safety issues by increasing their general knowledge of the legal basis for food safety regulation. Learners will explore regulatory agencies and food safety laws that ensure the safety of our food and contemporary issues that shape food safety and quality control.
Duration: 60 minutes
Continuing Education Information: pending Continuing Competency Credits for CHES; 1.0 CPEU for Registered Dietitians