WENTWORTH – The Environmental Health Section of the Rockingham County Division of Public Health recently received $118,860 from the United States Food and Drug Administration.
The sum will be distributed over a period of 3 years as follows:
The funding will help the Environmental Health Section improve and/or strengthen retail food programs in their efforts to reduce the occurrence of foodborne illness risk factors. The money will also help county experts in their efforts to help food retail operations meet federal retail program standards.
The County Health Department will conduct its efforts in compliance with all applicable federal laws and regulations and the standards of the FDA’s Maintenance and Advancement Program under the National Environmental’s Flexible Retail Funding Model. Health Association (NEHA)-US Food and Drug Administration (RFFM) Grant Program.
“Rockingham County will develop new educational materials and continue to distribute existing materials such as equipment decals to remind staff of food temperatures and other food safety practices,” said Meg McGuire, coordinator. environmental health programs. “And the improvement will be measured by the documentation of the trainings and the teaching materials provided.”
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