National Food Safety Education Month was created in 1994 to heighten the awareness about the importance of food safety education. Each year a new theme and free training activities and posters are created for the restaurant and foodservice industry to help reinforce proper food safety practices and procedures.
Lessons Learned from the Health Inspection
The National Restaurant Association encourages restaurant and foodservice operators to participate in the 17th annual National Food Safety Education Month. This month-long campaign is held every September and focuses on the importance of food safety education for the restaurant and foodservice industry, while raising the awareness of the industry’s commitment to food safety. This year’s theme is “Lessons Learned from the Health Inspection“.
Activities will be posted weekly throughout the month of September. They deal with the following topics:
- The Health Inspection
- What to Watch For When Handling Food
- What to Watch For When Cleaning & Sanitizing
- What to Watch For When Storing Food
- What to Watch For When Handling Utensils and Equipment
The free National Food Safety Education Month materials are based on the ServSafe Ã‚® food safety training and certification program. The materials communicate concepts clearly and quickly to employees, and activities can be completed in less than 10 minutes.