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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.

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 […]
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. […]
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