Volume 2, Issue 4
Mobile Website for the Division of Environmental Health Services (DEHS)
Did you know we have a mobile website? You can now access DEHS resources even if you’re away from
your home/office by visiting http://m.sbcounty.gov/dehs on your smartphone. Use your iPhone, Android
or Blackberry to locate a restaurant and view its rating by the health department, or submit a complaint
while information is still fresh in your mind. You can also see the latest news from DEHS and view
information about food recalls. Our mobile website won a 2012 National Association of Counties (NACo)
Achievement Award for Information Technology. Check out our mobile website today!
Food Safety at Fairs and Festivals
It’s almost summertime, and that means many people will be going to fairs and festivals with their
families and friends. A major attraction at these types of events is the various kinds of foods and
drinks available. Foodborne illnesses increase during the summer, so it’s important to follow food
safety steps when eating at fairs and festivals. The CDC’s page “Food Safety at Fairs and Festivals”
has helpful tips about ways you can protect your family against foodborne illness.
Free Food Safety Journal from FDA/CDC/USDA
EdNet is a free electronic journal of food safety news that is published each month by the FDA,
the CDC and the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. EdNet provides information about food safety
programs and food recalls for industry representatives, educators, and government officials. You can
view the EdNet journal at http://www.foodsafety.gov/news/educators; the page also includes a link to
subscribe to the journal.
New Health Education Presentation / Event Request Form
The Division of Environmental Health Services – Health Education Program has created a new application
form for health education presentation / event requests. Click here to download the form. We ask that
you please return the completed form at least two weeks prior to your planned event. We will respond
within one week of receiving your submission (please note: submission of form does not guarantee
representation at your event). You may also use this form to request free written materials (brochures,
handouts, flyers, etc.) on food safety and foodborne illness prevention.
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If you have any questions or comments, please contact Amanda Gaspard, Health Education Specialist,
at 800-442-2283 or Amanda.Gaspard@dph.sbcounty.gov.