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Stay up to date with the latest news in food safety.

Cross contact is when allergens are transferred to another food item accidentally.

Remember to:

  • Wash hands, change gloves.
  • Use designated utensils and equipment.
  • Make sure your food is stored and served properly, no damages or spills.
  • Serve the Allergen Friendly® meal separately.

  • Identify allergies, let your server know!
  • Some establishments ask customers if anyone in their party has any food allergens.
    • In some health jurisdictions (like Rhode Island) it’s the customer’s obligation to inform the establishment if there is a food issue.
  •  Providing an allergen-friendly meal is important to everyone...

  • When testing the temperature of food with a thermometer, insert the clean probe into the thickest part of the food, which is usually the center, up to the dimple
  • To test the temperature of a casserole or the contents of a pot or chafing dish, always insert the thermometer into the center of the dish, again being careful not to touch the bottom or sides of the...

  • Cross contamination is when contaminants are transferred from unwashed hands, food surface, or equipment to another food or surface.

I'm not touching you! Good. Keep your hands to yourself when preparing or handling food. 

It is important to learn to not touch...