FDA Food Facts: What Workers Need to Know

Safe Food Handling: What You Need to Know

Cautious food handling habits protects workers and consumers from the risks associated with various food sources. Training food industry workers how to handle food safely, recognize and respond to adverse reactions, and preventive measures is the first defense against food-related illness.

A poster is worth a thousand words. Reinforce training by posting once of Compliance Poster Company’s new Food Facts posters where workers in manufacturing, processing, preparing, packing, storing and providing food for sale or service do their jobs.

Safe Food Handling

When certain bacteria or pathogens contaminate food, they can cause foodborne illness, often called “food poisoning.” The FDA Safe Food Handling: What You Need to Know Poster describes four simple steps that reduce the risk illness:

  1. Clean: Wash hands and surfaces often
  2. Separate: Separate raw meats from other food
  3. Cook: Cook to the right temperature
  4. Chill: Refrigerate foods properly

Each step covers simple techniques from proper hand hygiene and cleaning food, to preparing and cooking particular food items. The poster also covers measures to prevent cross-contamination and behaviors to avoid.

Food Allergies

Particular food ingredients and food products carry a risk of causing an allergic reaction in certain individuals. The symptoms range from mild to severe, even life-threatening. Workers need to know the most common allergenic food sources and be able to read FDA labels for allergenic ingredients. By posting the FDA Food Allergies: What You Need to Know Poster in the workplace, employees are better prepared to protect themselves and consumers from suffering an allergic reaction to food sources they are handling. This poster will also train workers to recognize symptoms and respond to allergic reactions.

Healthy behaviors make healthy workplaces.