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Health District announces Foodborne Illness Risk Factor Survey results and workshops
Attend a free workshop to help EHS staff develop intervention strategies in order to improve food handling practices and behaviors identified in the Risk Factor Study.

Media Release
For Immediate Release
www.washoecounty.us/health

Contact: Phil Ulibarri
pulibarri@washoecounty.us
775.328.2414 or 775.772.1659

Health District announces Foodborne Illness Risk Factor Survey results and workshops

The Washoe County Health District (WCHD) Environmental Health Services Division has released results of the 2017 Foodborne Illness Risk Factor Survey and has scheduled workshops for food establishment operators, consumers, and regulators to help develop intervention strategies to improve food handling practices and behaviors identified in the study. The study looked at food handling practices and behaviors commonly identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as contributing factors in foodborne illness outbreaks in Washoe County restaurants, retail food stores, and foodservice institutions (schools and senior living establishments).

The WCHD invites the regulated food industry and the general public to the workshops which are free to attend and open to the public. No RSVP is required.  Workshop dates are listed below. Click here for the full Baseline Risk Factor Study Report.

Workshop schedule:

Monday, March 26, 2018

Nevada Restaurant Association

401 Ryland Street, Reno

Time:  9:30am-10:30am

 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Washoe County Complex

1001 E. 9th Street, Bldg. B, Reno

Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm

 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Washoe County Complex

1001 E. 9th Street, Bldg. B, Reno

Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm

 

For more information on the 2017 Foodborne Illness Risk Factor Survey and the scheduled workshops contact Amber English, REHS, Senior Environmental Health Specialist at aeenglish@washoecounty.us or call (775) 328-2629.

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