Food Service Safety

Information on food service safety, including handwashing, ServSafe workshops, cooking for crowds online course and workshop, personal hygiene and farmers market food safety. Tips on preventing cross contamination and cooling foods quickly.

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Handwashing Poster
Handwashing Poster - Articles Articles

Handwashing Poster

Martin Bucknavage

Poster provides instructions on the proper handwashing techniques. In spanish and english. More
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Food Code Changes Coming to Pennsylvania - News News
With the release of the 2017 FDA Food Code, Pennsylvania food establishments will see changes in regulations beginning January 1, 2019. More
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Employee Illnesses: What You Need to Know - Articles Articles

Employee Illnesses: What You Need to Know

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. More
Uncle Charley's Sausage Co. relies on Penn State Extension for help with food safety, as well as research and development of new products. Image provided by Uncle Charley's
Uncle Charley's Sausage Relies on Penn State for Food Safety Counsel - News News
Small business owners rely on Penn State Extension for help with food safety and research and development More
Handwashing: Your Best Defense Against Illness
Handwashing: Your Best Defense Against Illness - Articles Articles

Handwashing: Your Best Defense Against Illness

Catherine Nettles Cutter, Ph.D.

This brochure explains how to effectively wash your hands. More
Photo: US Department of Agriculture
National Food Safety Education Month - News News
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. More
Food Safety Poster: Wash Hands
Food Safety Poster: Wash Hands - Articles Articles

Food Safety Poster: Wash Hands

Martin Bucknavage

Poster detailing when to wash your hands. More
Food Safety Poster: Cool Foods Quickly
Food Safety Poster: Cool Foods Quickly - Articles Articles
Poster explaining how to properly cool foods quickly. More
Good Sanitary Practices Poster: Ingredient Mixing Area
Good Sanitary Practices Poster: Ingredient Mixing Area - Articles Articles
This poster gives tips for keeping your ingredient mixing area clean. More
Food Safety Poster: Prevent Cross-Contamination
Food Safety Poster: Prevent Cross-Contamination - Articles Articles
Poster explaining how to prevent cross contamination More
Food Safety Poster: Control Food Temperatures
Food Safety Poster: Control Food Temperatures - Articles Articles
Poster providing proper food temperatures. More
TAP Series Online Food Safety Course
TAP Series Online Food Safety Course - Webinars Webinars

TAP Series Online Food Safety Course

09:00 AM 08/21/2014 - 05:00 PM 01/01/2020

$145.00
This is an online training course for food service managers, chefs, caterers, cooks, health officials and inspectors. The online portion can be taken anytime, but the exam is proctored at a scheduled location. More
Cooking for Crowds: A Volunteer's Guide to Safe Food Handling
Cooking for Crowds: A Volunteer's Guide to Safe Food Handling - Online Courses Online Courses
$49.00
If your organization holds food fundraisers, this online course will teach you to identify food safety hazards and reduce risks to prevent foodborne illness. More
Retail Farm Market School
Retail Farm Market School - Online Courses Online Courses

Retail Farm Market School

9

6 hours

$169.00
This online course teaches the basics of handling, preparing, and selling produce. Learn hands-on strategies to apply at markets and roadside stands. More
Cooking for Crowds: A Volunteer's Guide to Safe Food Handling
Cooking for Crowds: A Volunteer's Guide to Safe Food Handling - Workshops Workshops
$25.00
This workshop provides practical food safety strategies for nonprofit organizations that prepare and serve food. More
ServSafe®
ServSafe® - Workshops Workshops

ServSafe®

Multiple Options Available

$185.00
This is the ServSafe® Food Safety Program for Managers. Upon successful completion, participants will receive the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certificate. More
Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org
Vinegar Flies - Articles Articles
Vinegar flies, sometimes inaccurately called fruit flies, are small, slow-flying insects usually found in association with over-ripened fruit and vegetables. More
What's Buzzing Around the Bananas?
What's Buzzing Around the Bananas? - Articles Articles
Vinegar flies, sometimes inaccurately called fruit flies, are small flies found hovering around over-ripened bananas left out on the counter. More
Thermometer Use and Calibration
Thermometer Use and Calibration - Videos Videos

Thermometer Use and Calibration

Sharon McDonald, MEd, RD, LDN

This video discusses two different types of thermometers, their usage and need for calibration to assure foods are cooked and held at correct temperatures. More
Preventing Cross-contamination
Preventing Cross-contamination - Videos Videos

Preventing Cross-contamination

Nicole McGeehan, MPH, CHES, Sharon McDonald, MEd, RD, LDN

5:16

Cross contamination is a major risk factor for foodborne illness. This video discusses the FDA Food Code guidelines to prevent cross contamination of food. More
Maintaining Cutting Tools
Maintaining Cutting Tools - Videos Videos

Maintaining Cutting Tools

Jonathan A. Campbell, Ph.D.

This video discusses various tools used in maintaining knives and other blades. Various knife types are shown, along with tips for keeping these items sharp. More
Cleaning and Sanitizing in Foodservice Operations
Cleaning and Sanitizing in Foodservice Operations - Videos Videos

Cleaning and Sanitizing in Foodservice Operations

Andy Hirneisen, MA, Sharon McDonald, MEd, RD, LDN

4:12

Cleaning removes visible solids while sanitizing reduces pathogens on surfaces to safe levels. This video describes proper cleaning and sanitizing procedures. More
Proper Glove Use to Prevent Contamination
Proper Glove Use to Prevent Contamination - Videos Videos

Proper Glove Use to Prevent Contamination

Sharon McDonald, MEd, RD, LDN

Gloves serve as a barrier to prevent bare hand contact with ready to eat foods. This video discusses the FDA Food Code guidelines for glove use in foodservice. More
Proper Handwashing Procedures
Proper Handwashing Procedures - Videos Videos

Proper Handwashing Procedures

Sharon McDonald, MEd, RD, LDN

4:14

Proper handwashing is critical to food safety. This video outlines the FDA Food Code guidelines around proper handwashing in a food service operation. More
Checking Food Temperatures
Checking Food Temperatures - Videos Videos

Checking Food Temperatures

Sharon McDonald, MEd, RD, LDN

3:23

Cooking foods to the proper temperature destroys harmful bacteria. This video describes how to use a calibrated thermometer to check food temperatures. More
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