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February 2013
Volume 3, Issue 1
Communicable Disease Profiles Page
Communicable Disease Profiles

We recently launched a Communicable Disease Profiles page! Starting in 2013, the Division of Environmental Health Services will be profiling a different communicable disease each month. Our goal is to raise awareness about the prevention of foodborne, waterborne, and vector-borne diseases.

Click here to read the January 2013 – Spotlight on Campylobacter fact sheet.

The “Disease of the Month” for February is Norovirus. Click here to read the February 2013 – Spotlight on Norovirus fact sheet. Please check our website in March for the next update!


New Instagram Account Launched

DEHS is now on Instagram! Our username is sbehs. We’ll be posting photo examples of best practices for food facilities, how to properly handle food, and more! Please follow us on Instagram!




New Pinterest Page in Spanish Launched
Pinterest

DEHS recently launched a Pinterest page in Spanish! Our new site is http://pinterest.com/sbehsESP. We will be “pinning” to boards on food safety and foodborne illness prevention, mosquito and vector control, communicable disease profiles, pool safety and drowning prevention, and more!




Save the Date – Industry Roundtable on April 17, 2013
Industry Roundtable

The Division of Environmental Health Services invites San Bernardino County food facilities to participate in our ongoing series of Industry Roundtables. The next event will be held on Wednesday April 17, 2013 from 9:00 – 10:30 AM at the IRC Conference Center (1425 S. Waterman Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92408). For more details, please click here to view the invitation.

Food facility representatives interested in attending the Industry Roundtable can RSVP by clicking here or by calling 1-800-442-2283. Please note: you are still more than welcome to attend the Industry Roundtable if you do not RSVP. We are asking for RSVPs for planning purposes only.

The Industry Roundtable will be an opportunity for food facility representatives to learn more about inspection procedures and the focus on risk-based inspections. DEHS staff will discuss Division updates and will highlight resources available for food facilities. Attendees will also hear about the importance of having a Person-In-Charge at their facility. There will be a Q&A session with DEHS staff so you can get answers about program areas, inspection reports, and more.





Did You Know?
Did You Know?

Did you know that you must have a copy of your most recent Official Inspection Report (OIR) available on your facility’s premises? Any member of the general public has the right by law to request to see a copy of the most recent Official Inspection Report.








Stay Connected to DEHS with Social Media

Follow our social media sites to get the latest news on mosquito and vector control, food safety and foodborne illness prevention, pool safety and drowning prevention, and more! We are now on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook en Español, Pinterest en Español, Twitter en Español, and YouTube en Español.




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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