by Casey Saenz, Environmental Health Specialist 3
Recently, at a monthly staff meeting, our Food Program Manager Karen Gulley played for us a video testimonial regarding a case of food poisoning that led to a fatality. After the video, she said something that was very important for all of us to hear. She mentioned that sometimes, we, as inspectors, forget the importance of the risk factors for foodborne illness that are assessed during inspections. Since we check various food service facilities on a daily basis, it is important that we don’t minimize the importance of what we do to help prevent foodborne illness by allowing what we do to become too routine. This is as important—if not more important– for operators of food service facilities to keep in mind.
Since September is Food Safety Education Month, I thought this would be a good opportunity to share a few foodborne illness testimonial videos to help remind all of us about those that count on us to keep their food safe and the importance of food safety.
Foodborne Illness Testimonial Videos Link:
More testimonials can be viewed here:
Happy Food Safety Month!