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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.

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 […]
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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 […]
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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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Food allergies are extremely common in the United States. In fact, FARE estimates that every three minutes someone is sent to the emergency room due to a food allergy reaction. Some allergic reactions can result in anaphylaxis, which can be life-threatening. To prevent a customer at your establishment from having an allergic reaction to their […]
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Ready-to-eat foods are exactly what they sound like: foods that are ready to eat as they are. Apples, muffins, and salads are all ready-to-eat foods because they can be eaten without any more cooking or preparation. Since ready-to-eat foods aren’t cooked, they’re more vulnerable to dangerous foodborne pathogens. If pathogens transfer to ready-to-eat food, they […]
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