Wash your hands (for at least 20 seconds!) and put on your learning caps because it’s Food Safety Education Month!
"What is food safety?" you ask?
Food safety is the practice of preparing, handling and storing food to prevent foodborne illnesses. According to the FDA, it’s estimated that every year, 48 million foodborne illnesses occur, 128,000 of which require hospitalization and 3,000 of which result in death. These frightening statistics showcase an exceptional need for a solid food safety plan within all food industries. When it comes to food safety, even the simplest kitchen tasks have rules and regulations to ensure consistently hygienic food preparation while avoiding potential illness. These tasks could be anything from cleaning the floors after a dinner shift to prepping food on an allergen cutting board to avoid food-related allergic reactions.
It’s crucial to further your education of proper food handling, as the industry is continually evolving and adjusting. Thanks to this helpful guide from the CDC, all you need to know to stay on top of your food safety plan is the four pillars of food safety: Clean, Separate, Cook and Cool!
No matter where you are in the world, food safety is universal. Breaking bread with those you care about should be an enjoyable experience, enriched with a clean eating space, safely prepared food and plenty of laughter to share around the table. Entrust the helpful, quality product solutions of CFS Brands to educate you in creating a safety plan for an exceptional food experience time and time again!