September - Food Safety Month

Food Safety Thrives When You Focus on Five

The 5 topics of focus are:

  1. Purchase Food From Safe Sources
  2. Clean and Sanitize
  3. Cross Out Cross Contamination 
  4. Avoid time and temperature abuse – Use a Thermometer
  5. Practice personal hygiene – Wash those hands!


More information and downloadable materials can be found at:


Past National Food Safety Education Month resources:

  • Article History
    • Revision Date: 8/18/2009

Food Safety Tip of the Day

Toss the towel

Paper towel roll

Damp towels and sponges provide a prime environment for pathogen and other bacteria to grow. Consider using paper towels to clean up kitchen surfaces. When done, throw away the towel. If you use cloth towels, wash them often in the hot cycle of your washing machine.

Source: Partnership for Food Safety Education


Foodborne Pathogen of the Day

ServSafe® Training Events

Self-guided training for managers and supervisors