Health Inspector Impersonators
County of San Bernardino, Environmental Health Services is again receiving reports
of persons impersonating health inspectors. Please read our Information Bulletin
below to find out how you can protect your business and be informed on how to identify
a true Environmental Health Services employee.
Click here for our Information Bulletin.
Food Safety Infosheet Interventions
Food safety infosheets are one-page posters, built around a current food safety
issue or outbreak and provide food safety risk-reduction messages that are targeted
towards food handlers. These infosheets act as a food safety communication tool
that illustrates the consequences of poor food handling, while promoting safe food
handling practices that can reduce the risk of a food safety issue or outbreak at
your site. Display these infosheets in commonly viewed areas by staff, such as the
kitchen, bathroom or breakroom to support a food safety culture at your food facility.
Download Food safety infosheets for free at: www.foodsafetyinfosheets.com
CDC Estimates of Foodborne Illness in the United States
CDC estimates that each year roughly 1 out of 6 Americans (or 48 million people)
get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases.
Click here for more information on this CDC report
Norovirus Fact Sheet
Recent CDC data shows that Norovirus is the most common pathogen that causes foodborne
illness in the U.S. Norovirus is very contagious and can be easily transmitted in
foods during preparation. It is important that food handlers not prepare food while
ill and always practice proper hand hygiene. Below is a Norovirus fact sheet designed
for food handlers that will benefit you in your efforts to prevent foodborne illness.
Learn more about
Food Recall Information
As a food facility operator, it is important to be aware of food product recalls.
Food product recall information can be found on our website at www.sbcounty.gov/dehs under food recalls.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact Amanda Gaspard, Health Education Specialist,
at 800-442-2283 or Amanda.Gaspard@dph.sbcounty.gov.