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eptember is National Food Safety Month. This is a great time to generate awareness to prevent food poisoning in your operation. Every year, 48 million people are sickened with foodborne illness, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die from eating contaminated food. That is one in six people who become ill according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Training is critical in the prevention of food poisoning. The state of Florida requires all employees that handle food be trained, and Florida law also requires a certified professional food manager on duty at all times in any restaurant while food is being served or prepared. FRLA offers the gold standard in foodhandler and food manager training. Visit SafeStaff.org for information on our training programs and resources. There are many resources available to assist you in ongoing staff training available from not only the FRLA, but also the CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Florida’s Division of Hotels and Restaurants also provides educational materials on their website. We encourage you to visit those informative websites to gain more knowledge. We hope you find our 2018 Food Safety edition educational and informative.

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Profile for Florida Restaurant and Lodging Magazine

Florida Restaurant & Lodging Magazine Fall 2018  

Florida Restaurant and Lodging Magazine is the trade publication for Florida’s hospitality industry. Content is directed toward our hotel an...

Florida Restaurant & Lodging Magazine Fall 2018  

Florida Restaurant and Lodging Magazine is the trade publication for Florida’s hospitality industry. Content is directed toward our hotel an...