Please carefully read the "Beyond Measurement? Evaluating Environmental Public Health: Assessing the Effectiveness of Food Safety Programs" case in the HELA reader before class. In order to have a productive class discussion, you must do some preliminary work. Answer the following questions and submit your responses on BlackBoard. This assignment will take additional research and some time to create thoughtful responses. Answer in complete sentences using proper grammar in narrative (not bullet points) format. Remember to bring a copy with you to class so you are prepared for discussion. Be sure to cite your sources (and you should have some) as you use them and include a complete listing at the end of your submission. Use correct APA format. Your preparedness and participation will be evaluated as part of your overall case study grade.
What sort of roles and responsibilities do environmental health professionals have regarding food safety?
What type of information would the environmental health director need to know to help make his case to the state legislature?
From farm to plate, what are some of the ways food can become contaminated with pathogens?
What food safety practices would a health inspector look for during a routine restaurant inspection?
What are examples of food-borne illness outbreaks that have taken place in the last two years in the United States? What was the cause of the outbreak? What was the responsible pathogen and how many people were ill? Be sure to include the website where you found your information