INFOGRAPHIC ON CONTRIBUTING FACTORS TO FOODBORNE ILLNESS

It is now Week 2 of National Food Safety Education Month.  The CDC has made an informative infographic available for download that provides areas to focus on to help minimize foodborne illness.  Other Food Safety resources are available as well at the following link:

https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/ehs/publications/cf-infographic.html

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Culture of Food Safety Quiz

The National Restaurant Association has provided a short Culture of Food Safety Quiz–in both English and Spanish– to test your food safety knowledge in recognition of Week 1 of Food Safety Education Month.  Downloadable posters for Week 1 –in both English and Spanish– are also available for your use.

Direct link for Week 1 quiz:  https://www.servsafe.com/Landing-Pages/National-Food-Safety-Month/NFSM-Docs/2017-NFSM-Activity-Week-1.aspx

Direct link for Week 1 posters: https://www.servsafe.com/Landing-Pages/National-Food-Safety-Month/NFSM-Docs/2017-NFSM-Poster-Week-1.aspx 

FDA MYTH BUSTER – FOOD SAFETY EDUCATION MONTH (WEEK 1)

MYTH: Only kids eat raw cookie dough and cake batter. If we just keep kids away from the raw products when adults are baking, there won’t be a problem!

FACT: Just a lick can make you sick! 
No one of any age should eat raw cookie dough or cake batter because it could contain germs that cause illness. Whether it’s pre-packaged or homemade, the heat from baking is required to kill germs that might be in the raw ingredients. The finished, baked, product is far safer – and tastes even better! So don’t do it! And remember, kids who eat raw cookie dough and cake batter are at greater risk of getting food poisoning than most adults are.

National Food Safety Education Month

September is National Food Safety Education Month.  During this first week, we are pleased to announce the availability of  the 12th episode of our Food Safety Partnership Panel entitled Back to the Basics: Risk Factors 101.  This episode covers the main areas of focus during food service inspections and provides a demonstration of the clean-up response to an incident of vomitus in an establishment, as well as a presentation of the main components of an employee health policy.

All of the Partnership Panel episodes can be viewed on our website at the following link:

http://www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.com/environmental-health/food-services/food-safety-partnership-panels/

Over the next four weeks, we will emphasize specific areas to assist you with your food safety knowledge.  Be sure to check out our Food Service page for more Partnership Panel episodes along with helpful tools and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).