May 2024

Journal of Environmental Health
Volume 86, Number 9

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About the Cover

Globally, foodborne illness is a significant public health challenge. Food safety inspection plays a crucial role in regulating food businesses to prevent foodborne illnesses. This issue’s cover article examined how food safety inspectors from various countries assess food contamination control during inspections. The findings indicate that inspectors are generally aware of food safety hazards and deploy various relevant data-gathering methods. The findings also indicate a prevailing methodological incongruence stemming from the absence of a robust inspection methodology. The authors propose the development of a clear and appropriate methodology to support food safety inspections to provide a robust and reliable means for evaluating food safety risks and reducing the incidence and burden of foodborne illness.

Table of Contents

Advancement of the Science

  • The Impact of Poverty Status on Blood Lead Levels Among Individuals in the United States From 2017–2018: An Analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
  • Incorporating Novel Methods Into a Standard Environmental Legionnaires’ Disease Investigation and Identifying the Exposure Source of an Outbreak in New York

Advancement of the Practice

  • Examining Food Safety Inspections: Do They Meet the Grade to Protect Public Health?
  • Direct From AAS: The Home Food Processing Establishment License in Iowa
  • Direct From CDC/Environmental Health Services: Engaging With the Model Aquatic Health Code at the Local Level: Tools and Resources for Users From the National Association of County and City Health Officials
  • Direct From U.S. EPA/Office of Research and Development: Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms and Public Health: Using Tools From the Cyanobacteria Assessment Network to Reduce Exposure

Advancement of the Practitioner

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  • Resource Corner
  • Environmental Health Calendar

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