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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.

How to Protect Your Food Allergic Customers Researchers believe up to 15 million Americans have a food allergy, including 5.9 million children—and they’re becoming more common. For people with allergies, foods that would normally be considered safe can have dangerous consequences. An allergic reaction to food can range from simply feeling itchy to anaphylaxis, which […]
Unfortunately, employees are the most common culprits of food safety mistakes. Managers have a responsibility to ensure all workers are vigilant about good food safety practices. Whether it was an accident or not, errors must be corrected. Making corrections can seem difficult and confrontational, but following these five tips can help create a culture of […]
September is food safety month! What is one way you can easily keep your customers safe? Always purchase from approved suppliers! Here are three tips from one of our articles on what to do when choosing an approved supplier: 1. Ask for approval records The first thing to verify when choosing a supplier is that it […]
“Don’t go to that restaurant. I got food poisoning a few weeks ago from there.” If this sounds familiar, you are not alone. Each year, foodborne illness affects about 48 million Americans. If your establishment is not focused on making food safety a priority, you could potentially have a foodborne illness outbreak, endangering your customers […]
  According to recent reports, 51 percent of food handlers have admitted to working while they are sick. No one wants to find out their food has been handled by an ill person. Avoid passing symptoms on to an unsuspecting victim and keep your consumers safe by knowing what symptoms and illnesses are required to […]