Prevent an allergic reaction at your food establishment

Prevent an allergic reaction at your food establishment An allergic reaction to food can be fatal, and today food allergies are extremely common. According to the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN), more than 12 million people in the U.S. have food allergies. That’s one out of every twenty-five people, or 4 percent of the Read more about Prevent an allergic reaction at your food establishment[…]

Cafeterias Need Food Safety Certifications.

Cafeterias Need Food Safety Certifications. Westchester Food Safety has found the below article very interesting please read. School cafeterias in New York flunk health inspections: report Posted 1:39 PM, December 1, 2016, by Aliza Chasan, Updated at 07:25PM, December 1, 2016 NEW YORK — Students already get grades and now the cafeterias they eat in might be graded Read more about Cafeterias Need Food Safety Certifications.[…]

Staying ALERT about Food Defense

Staying ALERT about Food Defense FDA has created ALERT, a tool to help restaurants prevent deliberate contamination of food. ALERT is an acronym that stands for Assure, Look, Employees, Reports and Threat. It is linked to five questions designed to raise awareness within the food sector with regard to important food defense issues such as Read more about Staying ALERT about Food Defense[…]

How do I check the score of my Food Safety exam?

How do I check the score of my exam? First take the test. After words you will need to log into. https://www.servsafe.com/ss/Exams/MyExamsPB.aspx To claim your Exam info: Please enter the Score Access Code from your Examination Answer Sheet or the Exam Session Number that your proctor provided and also your last name, then click “Find.” Read more about How do I check the score of my Food Safety exam?[…]

Who needs to be Servsafe certified?

Who needs to be Servsafe certified? Restaurants, Delicatessens, Mobile Food Carts? YES! Please read the info below. This is info that Westchester Food Safety has compiled from the NY state related websites. This info may be subject to change and depending on your county, city or state the information may not pertain to your needs. Read more about Who needs to be Servsafe certified?[…]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Food Safety!

The Do’s and Don’ts of Food Safety! Wash your hands for 20 seconds!  Poor hygiene, such as not washing hands after touching raw foods, using the toilet, smoking, coughing or touching any contaminated surfaces, is a leading cause of foodborne illness.  Virtually all soaps are “anti-bacterial” – it is friction from scrubbing than actually cleans. Do not ever pour Read more about The Do’s and Don’ts of Food Safety![…]

Hand Washing for Food Managers and Food Handlers.

Hand washing done properly So according to the Servsafe Mangers Food Safety Exam, the National Restaurant Association hands must be washed in this order. Wet hands and arms, apply soap, scrub hands and arms vigorously, rinse hands and arms thoroughly, dry hands and arms. Some people say that when washing hands you should sing happy Read more about Hand Washing for Food Managers and Food Handlers.[…]