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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.

August Cartoon: Salad Bar Safety
Self-service areas like salad bars and buffets allow guests to assemble a meal by their tastes and appetite, but they also offer extra opportunities for bacteria and viruses to contaminate food. Prevent cross-contamination in self-service areas with a few special precautions. Supervision Self-service areas should be monitored by a food worker who has been trained […]
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Top 5 Temperature Myths
Good food safety takes temperature control. Cooking, cooling, reheating, holding, and receiving are all a form of temperature control. But managing temperatures isn’t always straightforward. Popular temperature myths exist, even in food service, and believing those myths can spell disaster. Without training, food workers won’t understand how temperatures affect food or why temperature control is […]
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June Cartoon: Waste Management
Waste management is a crucial part to running a successful facility. Without proper management, pests, especially rodents, cockroaches, and flies, will be attracted to your facility. Pests, otherwise known as vectors, can carry and transmit harmful pathogens into your facility. Instead of trying to repair the damage that could be done by a pest infestation, […]
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Bare Hand Contact Cartoon
Your hands are covered in germs. But don’t worry—so are my hands and the hands of most doctors, food workers, and dentists. Germs are the reason why the professionals I just mentioned typically wear gloves at work. Handwashing is essential and helpful, but sometimes an extra barrier is needed between hands and the things they […]
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Naturally Occurring Physical Hazards in Food
Food hazards, such as chemical, biological, and physical hazards, can contaminate the food you serve and become harmful to your customers. Knowing how to properly store, prepare, and serve food can help keep the food you serve and your customers safe. Because no amount of cooking or manipulation to food can guarantee it is safe […]
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