PURPOSE: This interactive workshop builds upon concepts learned in FD215 Managing Retail Food Safety. Case studies, role playing, and simulated inspection exercises are used to enhance the critical thinking skills and techniques used by food safety inspection officers to conduct risk-based, regulatory inspections.

OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. 1. Apply foundational concepts related to risk-based inspections to evaluate the relative public health risk of various violations in given inspection scenarios,
  2. 2. Demonstrate the use of communication techniques to convey the public health significance of a given risk factor violation and obtain information necessary for determining code compliance and active managerial control in a simulated inspection exercise,
  3. Apply time management and risk evaluation strategies to focus the inspection, set priorities, and determine inspection flow in a simulated inspection exercise,
  4. Apply strategies to determine code compliance and active managerial control of foodborne illness risk factors in a simulated inspection exercise,
  5. Analyze inspectional evidence to determine appropriate immediate corrective actions for out-of-control risk factors during a simulated inspection exercise, and
  6. Demonstrate the ability to develop an appropriate long-term intervention strategy with industry during a mock inspection/role playing exercise.

Course Brochure: FDA218 Risk-Based Inspection Methods at Retail (May 2017)