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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 chemicals are crucial for food safety because of their ability to sanitize. However, they need to be stored properly to prevent any chemical hazards from contaminating food. If stored improperly, chemicals could drip or spray onto the food you prepare and you can injure or sicken your customers. What is the best way to […]
Why you should practice Active Managerial Control Active managerial control (AMC) is an important principle for all food managers to understand. AMC involves creating and implementing a system of food safety procedures. This ensures that you and your employees can reduce food hazards. It also allows you to build a safe environment for customers, free […]
What is a consumer advisory? A consumer advisory is a statement about the risks of eating raw or undercooked menu items. If you serve any undercooked animal products at your establishment, the FDA requires you to publish a consumer advisory. Undercooked animal products carry an increased risk of foodborne illness. Even rare steak and sushi, […]
Food handlers can use a variety of tools and equipment at work, but few get more use than hands. You use your hands to open doors, adjust aprons, prepare food, wipe counters, ring customers up—the list goes on. Because your hands touch just about everything, they tend to pick up a lot of germs. Those […]
Cell phones are everywhere. We take our cell phones many places—school, work, and sometimes even the bathroom. They are great tools for many things, but since we use them so much, they also get dirty. In a food setting, phones are common carriers of pathogens and germs that can make people sick. Cell phones are […]
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