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February Cartoon: 7 Hygiene Tips for Food Service
Practicing good hygiene is essential to food safety. It will help prevent physical and biological hazards from entering an establishment and contaminating food. Here are seven basic hygiene practices that should be followed while at your establishment: 1. Clean Your Uniform The goal is simple: bring as few pathogens as possible to work. Your uniform could contain […]
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Training Tip: Pest Prevention
Like humans, rodents and other pests prefer to be warm during the wintery, cold days. Because of this, pests will often find ways into homes and buildings, especially if they can sense food. Pests, such as rodents, cockroaches, and flies, may carry dangerous diseases which can cause people to get very sick. To keep pests […]
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December Cartoon: Holiday Snack
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Happy Holidays from StateFoodSafety.com! We hope your holidays are filled with a lot of safe, delicious food and holiday cheer! Help your staff remember the importance of time and temperature control by using the following activity. This activity will help them understand what they need to do, when and how they need to do it, and […]
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November Cartoon: The Thanksgiving Thaw
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Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and if you’re hosting that big turkey dinner, it’s time to start thinking about how you are going to thaw out your turkey. As you plan your Thanksgiving meal, make sure to plan for time to thaw your turkey in one of the following safe ways: 1. Thaw in the refrigerator. Thawing […]
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October Cartoon: Reportable Illnesses
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Sick employees coming to work are a major cause of foodborne illness outbreaks, so it’s very important that you tell your manager when you are sick. Symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, jaundice, and a sore throat with a fever may be signs of a contagious foodborne illness, and your manager will probably ask you to […]
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