NEHA Foodborne Illness Investigation Training in Ohio - Register by May 16

Published: April 25, 2011

Industry-Foodborne Illness Investigation Training (I-FIIT) workshop

Friday, June 17

8:00am - 5:00pm

NEHA is offering a NEW training opportunity for the food industry. I-FIIT is a workshop designed to create an effective partnership between the private food industry and the regulatory agencies in charge of foodborne illness (FBI) outbreak investigations. The goal of I-FIIT will be to create a better understanding and confidence in the parties ultimately held accountable for an outbreak investigation. The workshop would establish open communication between all parties most likely involved with a FBI outbreak. The workshop is for retail food store/restaurant representatives and it will bring together government food safety officials and other involved personnel to improve foodborne disease outbreak response by identifying industry's roles and responsibilities during a foodborne disease incident. This one-day workshop is recommended for the mid-level manager and above and is composed of interactive group exercises, Q&A sessions, and lectures spanning the scope of an investigation.

*Please note this workshop will focus primarily on Ohio state specific regulations and discussions, however registration is not limited to OH attendees. The Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Department of Agriculture and Columbus Public Health will be present at the workshop to answer questions and assist with discussions.

For more information please contact Elizabeth Landeen at or visit to registration for the workshop.

Cost $299 per person

Deadline to submit an application is May 16, 2011.

Attendees will receive the I-FIIT Course Manual, a copy of the FDA Retail Food Protection: Employee Health and Personal Hygiene Handbook as well as various handouts, forms and useful resources.

Upon completion of the course, each attendee will be awarded with a Certificate of Completion and 7.5 NEHA Continuing Credits.