Category Archives: Food Safety Training

Is your facility allergy friendly?

Do you have an allergen program? Do you “just know” what products you sell contain an allergen? Without looking, what are the allergens in Hot Dogs, Crackers or Potato chips? Now go look. Were you right?  Did you possibly miss … Continue reading

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Are you the cause of foodborne illness and not even know?

Have you ever had a foodborne illness outbreak at your facility? Most will answer NO!  But how do you really know? The CDC estimates that 48 million people will be ill from a foodborne illness each year.  That is one … Continue reading

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Employee Illness: Are you following FDA recommendations?

UPDATE:  09/12/17 SMF Training now offers a free employee illness training for your use.  The training takes approximately 10 minutes and briefly explains what foodborne illness is, the causes, symptoms, why it is important to report illness to management, prevention, … Continue reading

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Allergens: Prevention steps every restaurant should take

Part 2  of 3 Allergens: Prevention What should a restaurant do to prevent problems? As with every part of your food safety management system, prevention is the best method. Informing employees of potential problems starts the conversation of prevention. Many … Continue reading

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Allergens: Are you putting your business at risk?

Part 1 of a 3 part series Do you have an allergen safety program? If not your are putting your consumers and your business at risk.  In this three part series we will discuss what allergens are, what restaurants  are … Continue reading

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What you need to know about Shell Eggs in food service.

EGGS!  When I conduct my Food Manager trainings the subject of eggs comes up a lot! Here are the Maryland Regulations,  from where to store them to what documentation you need to keep for inspections.   Purchasing Only purchase from … Continue reading

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Four Keys to Food Safety Update

We are passionate about food safety.  In a continuing  discussion on the four keys to food safety we are covering in detail all the important topics we discuss in our training class.  We want you informed and educated on food … Continue reading

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Does your staff know the four keys to food safety?

Training your staff in the four keys to food safety is the best thing you can do for your business.  There are many reasons why it is so important to train all your staff in good food safety practices.  First … Continue reading

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Has your image been damaged by poor food safety practices and brand mismatch?

What does your image say?  My daughter plays travel soccer and we are often out of town.  Stopping for a bite to eat when you know the risks of food-borne illness can be a little tricky.  Sometimes we pick a … Continue reading

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This weeks ShoutOut! The Community Kitchen

Although The Community Kitchen is not a traditional restaurant I thought they deserved the first ShoutOut! The Community Kitchen located at Episcopal Community Services of Maryland in Baltimore, MD prepares men from disadvantage situations for work in the Hospitality industry. … Continue reading

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