Information on food service and retail regulations, including preventive controls for human foods certification, cleaning and sanitizing in food service operations and food for profit working with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
With the release of the 2017 FDA Food Code, Pennsylvania food establishments will see changes in regulations beginning January 1, 2019.
By Sharon McDonald, MEd, RD, LDN
Food service employees who work when sick can easily contaminate food and food contact surfaces, resulting in a foodborne illness outbreak.
During September, take the opportunity to train your staff on food safety. Penn State Extension has many resources you can use for food safety training.
The Food Code is a model for safeguarding public health and ensuring food is unadulterated and honestly presented when offered to the consumer.
By Andy Hirneisen, MA, Sharon McDonald, MEd, RD, LDN Length4:12
Cleaning removes visible solids while sanitizing reduces pathogens on surfaces to safe levels. This video describes proper cleaning and sanitizing procedures.