National Food Safety Month Highlights How to Create a Culture of Food Safety
The National Restaurant Association announced this year's National Food Safety Month (NFSM) theme: “The Culture of Food Safety.”
“Food safety has established itself as a critical point in a restaurant’s success,” said Sherman Brown, Senior Vice President of the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe program. “As customers set higher levels of expectation, a restaurant’s success becomes ever more dependent on the proper food safety training of its employees. Throughout this year’s NFSM campaign, we will provide the industry with the tools and resources needed to build a strong food safety culture.”
The 2017 NFSM campaign will focus on how an operation can create a comprehensive culture of food safety. From the management level to the hourly employee, ServSafe is dedicated to educating the industry on the importance of establishing this culture of food safety to help mitigate the risks associated with food service. New training tools and resources will be made available each week including activities, posters, infographics, and videos. The themes for each week include:
- Week 1: What Is Food Safety?
- Week 2: Handwashing
- Week 3: The Role Of Food Safety
- Week 4: Time & Temperature Control
NFSM, held annually in September, was created in 1994 by the National Restaurant Association to heighten awareness about the importance of food safety education. As part of its campaign, the Association offers free resources for foodservice industry professionals.