A national voluntary environmental assessment information system could provide food-safety program managers with an information resource that could fill this gap. As a way to foster wider use of environmental assessments of farms and facilities to identify possible pathways of contamination, the National Voluntary Environmental Assessment Information System (NVEAIS) will be launched next year. CDC, as the lead agency, will continue to work with FSIS, FDA, state EHS-Net sites, and membership of the Conference for Food Protection to develop and implement the system. Information collected through NVEAIS will be used to establish a detailed characterization of food vehicles and monitor food vehicle trends, identify and monitor contributing factors and their environmental antecedents, and provide a basis for hypothesis generation regarding factors that may contribute to foodborne outbreak events. With this information, food safety programs and the food industry will have data to guide the planning, implementation and evaluation of foodborne illness prevention.
Information collected will be used to coerce resistant formers and ranchers into compliance.
Will the new Army Environmental Command assist with the new NVEAIS?
Food for thought…