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5 Myths of Handwashing
Find out the truth behind five myths of effective handwashing, including is very hot water necessary. Web only publication.
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A Guide to Food Safety - Assisted Living Employees
This 2-page brochure is for assisted living foodservice employees focusing on handwashing, temperature/time, and cleaning/sanitizing guidelines.
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A Guide to Food Safety - Retail Foodservice Employees
This 2-page brochure is for retail foodservice employees focusing on handwashing, temperature/time, and cleaning/sanitizing guidelines.
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A Guide to Food Safety - School Foodservice Employees
This 2-page brochure is for school foodservice employees focusing on handwashing, temperature/time, and cleaning/sanitizing guidelines.
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A Year of Food Safety Messages
Monthly food safety reminders are provided in this add-your-own dates calendar poster series intended for use by food service managers.
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Be Food Safe: Clean, Separate, Cook, Chill
This poster series illustrates four important aspects of keeping food safe: clean, separate, cook, and chill.
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Bottled Water -- Know the Facts
Learn the pros and cons of drinking bottled water, and tips for buying and storing.
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Buying Local Foods for Retail Foodservices
Retail foodservice establishments who want to buy and serve food items from local producers will benefit from reviewing this summary of regulations and guidelines.
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Clean Hands for Healthy Living
This web only publication explains how what you thought was the 24-hour flu might be food borne illness from someone not washing his/her hands before preparing food. Get the facts about handwashing.
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Employing People with Disabilities in Retail Foodservice Establishments -- What Managers Need to Know
Provides detailed information to help hospitality managers learn more about hiring people with disabilities and accommoations that might be required in the workplace.
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Food Allergy Alert - What Restaurant Managers Need to Know to Train Staff
Allergic reactions to menu items are a growing concern for restaurant managers. This guide will help managers develop in-house training sessions for all staff members.
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Food Pantry Produce Donations - Grower Information
Donations from local fruit and vegetable growers are important to food pantries. This publication provides information to growers about safe on-farm food practices and information to food pantry worke
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Food Safety and Quality Assurance -- Leader's Manual
This leader’s guide will help you better understand the concepts of food safety and quality assurance and provide the resources to teach annual workshops for all youth enrolled in food production. Inc
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Food Safety and Quality Assurance -- Member's Manual
Learn how to produce the safest food possible (livestock, poultry, dairy). Intended for grades 4-12.
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Food Safety Considerations When Choosing Assisted Living Facilities
Checklist of questions concerning food safety issues to help you evaluate foodservice operations in assisted living facilities, elder group homes, and adult daycare facilities.
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Food Safety Tips for Food Event Volunteers
Foodborne illness outbreaks can happen anywhere and can affect a large number of people. Follow these tips to avoid a foodborne illness outbreak.
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Food Stand Operations - What You Need to Know - Safe Food
Selling a variety of food and beverages can be an effective fundraising activity, but only if no one gets sick. Find out what organizers and workers need to know before the event regarding regulations
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Glove Use in Retail Foodservice Establishments -- What Managers Need to Know
Provides guidelines for using five types of gloves in a retail foodservice operation. Also includes teaching tips and an outline for a 30-minute in-service for staff.
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Guide to Liquid Sanitizer Washes with Fruit and Vegetables
This publication is for growers looking for information about the best post-harvest sanitizing practices for fresh fruits and vegetables. It includes a comprehensive chart of five commonly used liquid
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I'm Gloving It!
Learn the basics of proper glove use in foodservice establishments.
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Insect pests of stored foods
"Pantry pests" are one of the most common household insect problems. Use these facts to help detect, prevent, and eliminate them in your food storage areas.
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Iowa Food Safety bookmark (Unit=20)
These bookmarks show areas that people have control of excercising food safety on one side and give the website where they can learn more about food safety on the opposite side. Learn more at: www.i
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Leafy Green Safe Handling Posters
Set of nine full-color, 11" x 17" posters, downloadable in a high resolution, print-ready pdf. Available in English, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese. Posters serve as reminders of the prope
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Looking at Assisted Living Facilities? Think about Food Safety
Asking these 32 questions will help you learn more about the assisted living facilities you visit. Includes resource list.
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Maintaining Food Safety Through Quality
Food safety is a worldwide issue affecting millions of people who suffer from diseases caused by contaminated food. Policy makers are looking to enhanced quality management systems for tracing food ba
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MyPlate Lunch Bag Ideas
Find great menu ideas to pack your child's lunch bag with MyPlate healthy foods. You'll find kid-friendly foods for fruits, veggies, protein, grains, and dairy. Also, find preparation and packing tips
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Nos Preparamos para el Día de la Carrera -- El Club Misterio
See what Captain Overalls, the safety crusader, suggests you do to safely and nutritiously fuel your engines for your best performance at school, at home, or anywhere. Find out how to calculate the ca
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On-farm Food Safety: Cleaning and Sanitizing Guide
Suggested checklists, standard procedures, and schedules to document proper on-farm cleaning and sanitizing practices.
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On-farm Food Safety: Food Handling Guide
Details of safe food handling habits related to health, hygiene, and handwashing for all farm workers.
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On-farm Food Safety: Guide to Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)
Learn how to develop a food safety plan on the farm that documents your risk reduction efforts.
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Preserve the Taste of Summer - Canning: Meat, Poultry, Wild Game and Fish
A jar of home preserved meat is a delicious and convenient way to start a quick and easy meal. Canning meat, poultry, wild game, and fish must be done correctly to assure that food is safe to eat. Fin
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Preserve the Taste of Summer - Canning: Salsa
Salsa is a great addition to any party, snack or meal. Because of its many uses, it is a very popular canned product. Follow these tips to ensure a safe canned salsa.
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Safe Food Is YOUR Job - Health and Hygiene Tips for Food Handlers
Outlines three actions for food handlers to take related to hand washing, staying home when sick, and wearing proper work attire.
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SafeFood© Checklist for Complimentary Breakfast Service
Intended for businesses that offer complimentary breakfast service; questions will help managers evaluate their procedures and staff training related to safe food handling.
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Stop! Did You Wash Your Hands?
Washing your hands is a very important habit to develop. This poster demonstrates its importance by showing the many diseases that can be prevented simply by washing your hands.
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Temperature Rules! Cooking for Food Service
This brightly colored poster gives minimum cooking temperatures and holding times for food service.
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Thermometer Use in Retail Foodservice Establishments -- What Managers Need to Know
Provides detailed descriptions of common temperature-sensing tools plus tips on using them to help foodservice managers ensure food safety and quality.
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Una guía para la seguridad alimentaria para los empleados de vendedores de alimentos
2-page brochure in Spanish for retail foodservice employees focused on handwashing, temperature/time, and cleaning/sanitizing guidelines.
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Wash Your Hands
This web only color poster illustrates six ways to effectively wash your hands.
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What Producers Should Know About Selling to Local Foodservice Markets
Farmers who want to sell their fresh produce will benefit from this checklist. It defines action steps to help protect their product, details to discuss with potential buyers, and suggestions for prom
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What Retail Foodservices Should Know When Purchasing Local Produce Directly from Farmers
Buying fruits and vegetables from local growers assures fresh product and helps the local economy. This publication provides insights needed to ensure the safety of food served, offers three action st
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What's for Lunch? It's in the Bag
Gain ideas and know how for packing healthy lunches your child will want to eat. Contains tips for preparing and packing food safely as well as menu tips for lunch bag meals. Also includes research da
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When the Home Freezer Stops
Find tips for handling food when your home freezer stops. Includes tips on which foods are safe to refreeze and which foods are not.
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