Vessel Sanitation Program


Also found in: Acronyms.

Vessel Sanitation Program

See Sanitation score.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Jaret Ames, Charles Otto, Aimee Treffiletti, Robert Quattlebaum, Larise Jackson, Stephanie Lawrence, Yolanda Allen, Vessel Sanitation Program, Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services, National Center for Environmental Health, CDC; Jan Vinje, Nicole Gregoricus, Leslie Barclay, Sarah Shirley, National Calicivirus Laboratory, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC; Cheryl Bopp, Michele Parsons, Deborah Talkington, Enteric Diseases Laboratory Branch, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC; Barbara Herwaldt, Parasitic Diseases Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Center for Global Health, CDC; participating cruise lines.
Cramer EH, Gu DX, Durbin RE; Vessel Sanitation Program Environmental Health Inspection Team.
1] Vessel Sanitation Program, Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services, National Center for Environmental Health, CDC; [2] Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services, National Center for Environmental Health, CDC.
Guidelines for environmental sanitation practices on ships are outlined in the Vessel Sanitation Program Operations Manual, originally published and provided to the cruise industry in 1989.
In late 2000, changes to the Vessel Sanitation Program Operations Manual afforded the opportunity for cruise ships to switch from minimum hot-holding temperatures to time limitations as the public health control for foods on display Because of the volumes of self-service foods provided on ships, using temperature as a control measure is challenging, and the industrywide change to management systems overseeing time as a control dramatically improved performance in this category It is estimated that 90 percent of ships are now using time as a food-handling measure, unlike most land-based operations.
Continued good performance on environmental sanitation inspections and in most inspection categories during the implementation of changes to the Vessel Sanitation Program Operations Manual is likely attributable to a number of factors: The one-year transition period allowed for an adjustment to new requirements by food and water handlers, front-line managers, and the inspectors implementing those changes; inspections afforded an opportunity for inspectors to provide one-on-one training and more detailed reports of violations during the transition; and the frequency of training courses for the industry increased from three classes per year to five per year commencing in 2000.
510051; or by writing Chief, Vessel Sanitation Program, National Center for Environmental Health, 4770 Buford Hwy.
In the early 1970s, outbreaks on cruise ships of diarrheal disease associated with foodborne and waterborne transmission led to the creation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) unique environmental health program: the Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) (Merson, Hughes, Wood, Yashuk, & Wells, 1975).
An upcoming issue of the Journal of Environmental Health will feature more information about inspections and their recent trends in an article titled "Ship Shape: Sanitation Inspections on Cruise Ships, 1990-2005, Vessel Sanitation Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Army in Fort Richardson, then with the Indian Health Service at the Alaska Native Medical Center, he has taken a position 6,000 miles away in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, working in the Vessel Sanitation Program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Full browser ?