Recently, our office was made aware of a couple of facilities in our district that had been contacted/visited by someone claiming to be a health inspector—yet neither actually was. This time of year is especially susceptible to such activity. Thus, this is a reminder to operators of the need to review– with staff– acceptable inspection protocol and areas of food defense and personal safety that should be in place.
To assist you with training and preparation in this area, please view our Food Safety Partnership Panel #3 video on Food Defense located on our website and prepare a plan for your facility using the FDA’s A.L.E.R.T. guidance document at http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodDefense/ToolsEducationalMaterials/ucm353774.htm
Wishing you a holiday season that is safe in every way!
~ Karen Gulley, Food Program Manager
Along with the Cobb & Douglas Food Service Inspection Team