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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.

When you are feeling ill, there are certain symptoms and illnesses that you need to report to your manager. These symptoms are often associated with common foodborne illnesses and can quickly spread to your customers if you are not careful. To prevent a foodborne illness outbreak, you may need to stay home or perform non-food-related tasks. Your manager will let you know what to do depending on your symptoms and whom you serve.[…]
Because meat is considered a time/temperature control for safety (TCS) food, bacteria can thrive on it if it is not handled properly. There are certain aspects of meat that you can look for when you receive it to make sure it is fresh and ready to use! […]
Time/Temperature Control for Safety (TCS) foods require more effort and attention than other, more shelf-stable foods. Because they provide bacteria with the right conditions to thrive, it’s important you know how to store and use them to avoid getting sick. […]
Generally, you want your kitchen to be a welcoming place. But there’s one thing that should never be welcome—pests, including cockroaches. Roaches can carry nasty bacteria like staph and salmonella. You don’t want them anywhere near your food! Because cockroaches are so small, infestations can be difficult to spot. Keep an eye out for any […]
Keeping food safe should be one of your highest priorities as a food handler. One of the easiest ways to keep food safe is to clean and sanitize food-contact surfaces. But how often should they be cleaned? Although it’s a good idea to clean and sanitize equipment and utensils whenever you switch tasks, you must clean and sanitize between certain tasks.  1. Between raw animal […]
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