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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.

February Cartoon: Listeria
Listeria food safety cartoon
Storing food in the refrigerator does not completely stop bacteria growth. Listeria can grow on foods even when they are refrigerated. Listeria can cause a life-threatening infection called Listeriosis. Highly susceptible populations, such as pregnant women and their newborns, adults 65 and older, and others with weakened immune systems are the most likely to catch […]
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January Cartoon: Temperature Danger Zone
Cartoon bacteria with a countdown to temperature danger zone for New Years
During a party, it is common to leave food out on the table for everyone to enjoy… but did you know there is a time limit for how long food should be left out? Certain foods, known as time and temperature control for safety (TCS) foods, should only be left out for a short amount […]
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December Cartoon: Approved Suppliers
  Food may travel a long way before it reaches customers’ plates, and a lot can go wrong during harvest, processing, storage, and delivery. Fish and shellfish can be harvested from contaminated waters, pests can get into food stored on warehouse floors, and without proper refrigeration in delivery trucks, bacteria can thrive in foods like […]
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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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