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In the past several years, well-publicized outbreaks of foodborne illness have shined a spotlight on food safety. The stakes for restaurants are high. In the vast majority of cases, contamination could have been prevented with good planning and strict adherence to food safety standards.
Create clear, complete food safety standards for your operation.
Communicate these standards to employees in their initial orientation, and then repeat the lesson at regular intervals.
Ensure that employees complete all necessary food safety certification courses mandated by your state.
Get the word out — food safety is everyone's business!
Links to Food Safety Sites on The Web
U.S. Food & Drug Administration Sites:
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
FDA Action Levels for Poisonous or Deleterious Substances in Human Food and Animal Feed
FDA "Bad Bug Book"
U.S. Department of Agriculture Sites:
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service
USDA/FDA Food borne Illness Education Information Center
Other U.S. Government Sites:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC & P Emerging Infectious Diseases Online Journal
Communicable Disease Fact Sheets from the New York State Department of Health
U.S. and Global Organizations and Interest Groups:
American Council on Science and Health
Center for Science in the Public Interest
Fight BAC! - The Partnership for Food Safety Education
Hospitality Institute of Technology and Management
Institute of Food Technologists
International Commission on Microbiological Specifications for Foods
National Center for Food Safety & Technology
World Health Organization - Food Safety Unit
Iowa State University Extension Food Safety and Quality Home Page
Kansas State University Extension Foods and Nutrition Library
Kansas State University Food Safety Home Page
North Carolina State University Food Safety Information Retrieval System
Simon Fraser University - Jean Fremont's Food & Nutrition on the Web
Texas Agricultural Extension Service - Bacterial Food Poisoning
University of Georgia Center for Food Safety & Quality Enhancement
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Computer-Aided Instruction in Food Safety and Food borne Diseases
University of Kentucky Food Microbiology web page
University of Nebraska Extension Publications on Food Safety and Nutrition
University of Prince Edward Island Internet Food Science Resources
University of Wisconsin - Food Research Institute
Note: To be included on this links page, a site must be a non-commercial organization with a role in food safety, or a non-commercial site that contains information or links about food safety or foodborne illness.