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Food safety is serious business, but that doesn't mean you can't have some fun while making sure food stays safe. Use our food safety cartoons not only to get a good laugh, but also to teach critical food safety principles. Each cartoon touches on a food safety subject that is taught in our food handler, food manager certification, and alcohol server/seller trainings. If you are a manager, supplement quick training meetings with a food safety joke; or if you are a food inspector, correct negative behaviors in a positive, up-beat way.

Generally, you want your kitchen to be a welcoming place. But there’s one thing that should never be welcome—pests, including cockroaches. Roaches can carry nasty bacteria like staph and salmonella. You don’t want them anywhere near your food! Because cockroaches are so small, infestations can be difficult to spot. Keep an eye out for any […]
Keeping food safe should be one of your highest priorities as a food handler. One of the easiest ways to keep food safe is to clean and sanitize food-contact surfaces. But how often should they be cleaned? Although it’s a good idea to clean and sanitize equipment and utensils whenever you switch tasks, you must clean and sanitize between certain tasks.  1. Between raw animal […]
Finding approved food suppliers is crucial to food safety. To be an approved supplier, manufacturers must prove that they are keeping food safe. This could include testing for certain microbes, storing food in a safe, secure place, and checking the temperature of TCS foods. Following these guidelines can help reduce risk factors for foodborne illness and help aid in recalls if the need arises.  What are the CDC’s […]
Body art can be a fun way for people to express their individuality. It comes in many different forms: tattoos, piercings, brands, and more. But getting body art comes with a risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens — although professional body artists will take every precaution to avoid it. As a body artist, you also […]
While many diseases are transmitted from person to person, there are some illnesses that can use food as a vehicle. These are called foodborne illnesses. Because the CDC estimates that nearly 48 million Americans are sickened by foodborne illnesses each year, it’s important to take them seriously and know what to do when you or an employee is ill. The FDA has identified certain illnesses, along with their common symptoms, that […]
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