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Training Tip: Wearing Gloves for Food Safety
Gloves are used very often in the food industry, especially when workers are preparing food. Unfortunately, some people don’t understand how to properly use gloves. Use these key points to help remind your food workers that gloves are an important step in serving safe food. Gloves Are Necessary Over fifteen years ago, the National Advisory […]
Training Tip: 5 Alcohol Service Myths
If you sell alcohol in your establishment, you know that alcohol service can be rewarding and enjoyable when alcohol safety is a top priority. But do you and your employees truly know the principles of responsible service? Check out the alcohol service myths below to see how well you understand critical alcohol facts. Drinking coffee […]
Food Allergies Spotlight: Handling Allergen-Free Orders
How would you react if a customer requested an allergy-free order? Would you know what to do? More importantly, would your employees know what to do? You never know when one of the 15 million Americans with food allergies will walk into your establishment, and it pays to have well-trained staff ready to help them. […]
Training Tip: 5 Ways to Prevent the Spread of Norovirus
Norovirus spreads rapidly, has painful and violent symptoms, and is the most common cause of gastroenteritis in the United States. According to the CDC, Norovirus causes 19–21 million illnesses a year and up to 71,000 hospitalizations. In addition, 570–800 deaths a year are attributed to Norovirus. What is Norovirus? Norovirus is the name for a […]
Training Tip: Avoiding Cross-Contamination
The process of cross-contamination is exactly what it sounds like: contamination moving from one object or surface to another. Think of contamination as harmful bacteria or viruses transferring around the kitchen, making an invisible but dangerous mess. Anytime food comes into contact with a food hazard, this is called cross-contamination. Consider the three major types […]
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