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June 2012
Volume 2, Issue 4
Mobile Website for the Division of Environmental Health Services (DEHS)
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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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Find us on TwitterCounty of San Bernardino, Environmental Health Services is on Facebook and Twitter. Join the conversation about pool safety, foodborne illness prevention, vector control and more.

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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.

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