Food Service Safety Month

Food Service Safety Month is observed in December and was established to remind everyone, from employees in the food service industry to people at home, that food safety is of great importance.

Leftover Food Safety Tips

Your party gathering is over and you have lots of food leftover.  There are some important rules about leftovers that you need to follow to ensure food safety.
Leftovers can be kept for only 2-3 days in the refrigerator. After that, the risk of foodborne illness increases. If you don’t think you’ll be able to them within four days, freeze them immediately.

Food Safety Discussions for the Family

Give thanks by having a conversation about food safety with your children. Basic discussion topics can make a big difference in understanding and preventing a food illness.
Follow basic food safety principles and procedures to help keep you and your family safe.

Food Safety for People with Diabetes

To avoid contracting a foodborne illness, people with diabetes must be vigilant when handling, preparing, and consuming foods.
Likewise, remember to manage your diabetes during the holidays and stay healthy while you celebrate.

Turkey Food Safety Basics

For most people, turkey is a important part of the holidays. With all that is going on with the holidays, cooking can be a lot of pressure, and you don’t want to make anyone sick.
Follow these simple steps to avoid giving your family and friends the ‘gift’ of food illness.

People More Vulnerable to Foodborne Illness

Take extra care during the holidays to ensure that people more susceptible to a foodborne illness (e.g., pregnant women, young children, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems) do not get sick.
Avoid high-risk foods, such as raw or undercooked eggs, unpasteurized dairy products, raw fish or shellfish, and undercooked meat and poultry.

National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day

National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day is on November 15th – and was created to encourage people to clean out their refrigerator in advance of the upcoming holidays to make room for all of the leftovers.

Food Safety Business Perception

Perception of a food establishment’s cleanliness and its’ employees is just as important as the practice of sound food safety principles. Research has also shown that customers will not return to a restaurant if their mere perception is that the food is unsafe.

Food Safety Observations for Eating Out

Everyone enjoys a nice break eating out with friends or family. But, food can get contaminated anywhere – and restaurant food workers are a common source of foodborne illness – so it’s important to observe that food safety practices are being followed when eating out.

Food Safety for Veterans Day Weekend Gatherings

Preparing for a festive Veterans Day weekend? Veterans Day celebrations and events thanks living veterans for their service – and people will gather together outdoors and enjoy various food.
But, when eating outdoors, remember that bacteria be more prevalent – so make important food safety observations. Likewise, when preparing and cooking food, follow proper food safety procedures to prevent people from becoming sick.