Center for Agriculture and Food Security and Preparedness (CAFSP)

Web Course

Environmental Health Investigations


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The Environmental Health Investigations course will provide information on environmental health investigations, inspections, and environmental assessment activities. Information will include food sampling and shipping; the steps involved in product tracing for investigations; and the implementation of control measures.




The course will include information on the difference between environmental assessments, reviews, and investigations. Other topics will include environmental assessment activities, food sampling and shipping, product tracing, and control measures to be implemented during a foodborne disease outbreak.

Target Audience

The intended audience includes Environmental Health Specialists, Public Health Officials, laboratory personnel, and other personnel who identify, investigate, and implement control measures in response to a foodborne disease outbreak.

Technical Requirements

Operating System



Pop-up Blockers

Windows 8, 8.1

IE 9 or above

MS office viewer (Word, PPT, Excel)




Adobe PDF Reader 8 or above



Google Chrome

Macromedia Flash Player 9 or above


Mac OS X


Adobe PDF Reader for Mac




Macromedia Flash Player 9 or above


  Google Chrome    

Note: Funding for this web course was made possible, in part, by the Department of Homeland Security through grant R181731094, views expressed in written materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Homeland Security; nor does any mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organization imply endorsement by the United States Government.


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