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Environmental Health Awarded $11,000 to Mentor Counties on FDA Retail Program Standards

Nov 21, 2017

FAYETTEVILLE The Cumberland County Department of Public Health’s Environmental Health Division was awarded $11,000 to participate as a mentor in the Food and Drug Administration Retail Program Standards (RPS). The award was sponsored by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Mentorship Program.

Environmental Health will be responsible for mentoring Randolph County Health Department on completing a RPS program assessment and Richmond County Health Department on achieving conformance with one of the nine recommended standards.

Environmental Health will use the funds for training and to purchase upgraded equipment. The training will help Cumberland County achieve greater conformance with the FDA RPS and the upgraded equipment will provide for more efficiency while conducting inspections and other field activities.

“Environmental Health is very proud of the work we have put forth in the past three years in achieving compliance with many of the recommended standards and is excited to act as a mentor for other counties,” said Cumberland County Environmental Health Director Daniel Ortiz.