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Protecting Fairgoers through Education, Awareness, and Standarized Food Inspection


This promising practice outlines how one health department implemented fair food protection strategies.  They include:

  • Vendor education on food inspection and safe food handling
  • General public education on handwashing and other fairgoers health issues
  • Local health department efficiency through a database of information on vendors and planned food menus
  • Foster collaboration and cooperation between food vendors, fair staff, and local health officials

Primary Toolkit:

Food Safety Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Environmental Health, Food Safety


Institutional Author:

Northeast District Department of Health





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