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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.

Cleaning and sanitizing are necessary steps in ensuring food is safe for consumers. If equipment, utensils, and dishes aren’t cleaned or sanitized correctly, pathogens can spread to everything they touch. Protect both your customers and your job by learning how to properly clean and sanitize. Why clean and sanitize? Pathogens can be found on almost […]
In 2017, a foodborne illness outbreak in California sent 10 people to the hospital with botulism poisoning. Botulism is a potentially deadly foodborne illness caused by toxins from clostridium botulinum, a bacteria that thrives in environments with low oxygen. The outbreak was traced back to a nacho cheese dispenser in a gas station. It resulted […]
If you work in a restaurant or food facility, chances are good you’ve been a part of an inspection done by a local health inspector. Health inspectors are there to make sure food workers are following food safety regulations and guidelines. Although inspections may seem inconvenient, they are crucial, and may even save your business. […]
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 […]