Food Safety Resources

Food safety is an integral part of successful child nutrition programs. These resources have been developed by the Institute, USDA, and other organizations to provide assistance in ensuring food safety in your program.

The Adult Day Care Food Allergy Fact Sheets provides information about all eight major food allergens, managing food allergies in adult day cares, and common questions about food allergies.

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Adult Day Care Food Allergy Fact Sheets

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Overview of Food AllergiesSeptember 10, 2021 Download
Common Questions: Adult Day Care DirectorsSeptember 10, 2021 Download
Common Questions: Adult Day Care StaffSeptember 10, 2021 Download
Egg AllergiesSeptember 10, 2021 Download
Fish AllergiesSeptember 10, 2021 Download
Managing Food Allergies: Adult Day Care DirectorsSeptember 10, 2021 Download
Managing Food Allergies: Adult Day Care StaffSeptember 10, 2021 Download
Milk AllergiesSeptember 10, 2021 Download
Peanut AllergiesSeptember 10, 2021 Download
Sesame AllergiesFebruary 23, 2022 Download
Shellfish AllergiesSeptember 10, 2021 Download
Soy AllergiesSeptember 10, 2021 Download
Tree Nut AllergiesSeptember 10, 2021 Download
Wheat AllergiesSeptember 10, 2021 Download

The Child Care Center Food Allergy Fact Sheets provide information about all nine major allergens, including: foods and products that may contain allergens, how to read food labels to identify allergens, menu modifications, and food allergy symptoms.

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Child Care Center Food Allergy Fact Sheets

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Child Care Center Food Allergy Fact Sheet EggsNovember 08, 2021 Download
Child Care Center Food Allergy Fact Sheet FishNovember 08, 2021 Download
Child Care Center Food Allergy Fact Sheet MilkNovember 08, 2021 Download
Child Care Center Food Allergy Fact Sheet PeanutsNovember 08, 2021 Download
Child Care Center Food Allergy Fact Sheet SesameNovember 08, 2021 Download
Child Care Center Food Allergy Fact Sheet ShellfishNovember 08, 2021 Download
Child Care Center Food Allergy Fact Sheet SoyNovember 08, 2021 Download
Child Care Center Food Allergy Fact Sheet Tree NutsNovember 08, 2021 Download
Child Care Center Food Allergy Fact Sheet WheatNovember 08, 2021 Download
Hoja Informativa de las alergias alimentarias en Centros de Cuidado Infantil – Alergia al cacahuateJune 05, 2023 Download
Hoja Informativa de las alergias alimentarias en Centros de Cuidado Infantil – Alergia al huevoJune 05, 2023 Download
Hoja Informativa de las alergias alimentarias en Centros de Cuidado Infantil – Alergia a la lecheJune 05, 2023 Download
Hoja Informativa de las alergias alimentarias en Centros de Cuidado Infantil – Alergia a los mariscosJune 05, 2023 Download
Hoja Informativa de las alergias alimentarias en Centros de Cuidado Infantil – Alergia a las nuecesJune 05, 2023 Download
Hoja Informativa de las alergias alimentarias en Centros de Cuidado Infantil – Alergia al pescadoJune 05, 2023 Download
Hoja Informativa de las alergias alimentarias en Centros de Cuidado Infantil – Alergia al sésamoJune 05, 2023 Download
Hoja Informativa de las alergias alimentarias en Centros de Cuidado Infantil – Alergia a la soyaJune 05, 2023 Download
Hoja Informativa de las alergias alimentarias en Centros de Cuidado Infantil – Alergia al trigoJune 05, 2023 Download

The Child Care Center Food Safety Guide provides guidelines and tips on how to safely prepare food in child care settings. This resource guide features the latest good food safety practices for personal hygiene; time and temperature control of food; cleaning and sanitizing; and safely preparing food for infants and young children. Use this guide to train new center staff in food safety and as a reference for food safety questions for child care centers.

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Child Care Center Food Safety Guide

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Child Care Center Food Safety GuideNovember 10, 2022 Download

Proper cooling techniques and guidelines for school nutrition professionals to cool foods safely. Video published 2014. Fact Sheets and Mini-Posters published 2015.

Resources highlight best practices for child nutrition employees in schools and in child care to use to prevent spreading pathogens that can cause foodborne illnesses.

Emergencies may disrupt food service operations and increase food safety risks. Although closures may occur in some cases, during many emergencies food service in schools continues. Some schools may also be designated as shelters and may need to provide food to the community. As a school nutrition professional, you play a critical role in ensuring that children continue to have access to safe meals during emergency situations. Developing, reviewing, and following an effective emergency response plan is an important component of your food safety program. This pocket guide is designed to help child nutrition program operators respond to emergencies but can be utilized by any nutrition assistance program operator in a variety of emergencies. Always follow local, State, and Federal food safety regulations and contact the local health authority as soon as an emergency impacts your food service operation.

The 14 Family Child Care Food Allergy Fact Sheets provide current food allergy information for family child care providers. Each of the nine major allergens has a fact sheet including the new major allergen sesame. The fact sheet set also includes information on how to handle a food allergy emergency, read food labels for allergens, avoid cross-contact, and make meal modifications for children with food allergies.

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Family Child Care Food Allergy Fact Sheets

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Family Child Care Food Allergy Fact Sheets - Accommodating Children with Food AllergiesMarch 11, 2022March 11, 2022 Download
Family Child Care Food Allergy Fact Sheets - Cross-ContactMarch 11, 2022March 14, 2022 Download
Family Child Care Food Allergy Fact Sheets - Egg AllergiesMarch 11, 2022March 11, 2022 Download
Family Child Care Food Allergy Fact Sheets - Fish AllergiesMarch 11, 2022March 11, 2022 Download
Family Child Care Food Allergy Fact Sheets - Food Allergy EmergenciesMarch 11, 2022March 11, 2022 Download
Family Child Care Food Allergy Fact Sheets - Managing Food Allergies in Family Child CareMarch 11, 2022March 11, 2022 Download
Family Child Care Food Allergy Fact Sheets - Milk AllergiesMarch 11, 2022March 11, 2022 Download
Family Child Care Food Allergy Fact Sheets - Peanut AllergiesMarch 11, 2022March 11, 2022 Download
Family Child Care Food Allergy Fact Sheets - Reading Food LabelsMarch 11, 2022March 11, 2022 Download
Family Child Care Food Allergy Fact Sheets - Sesame AllergiesMarch 11, 2022March 11, 2022 Download
Family Child Care Food Allergy Fact Sheets - Shellfish AllergiesMarch 11, 2022March 11, 2022 Download
Family Child Care Food Allergy Fact Sheets - Soy AllergiesMarch 11, 2022March 11, 2022 Download
Family Child Care Food Allergy Fact Sheets - Tree Nut AllergiesMarch 11, 2022March 11, 2022 Download
Family Child Care Food Allergy Fact Sheets - Wheat AllergiesMarch 11, 2022March 11, 2022 Download
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Family Child Care Food Safety Kit

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Keeping Food Safe in Family Child CareOctober 07, 2019 Download
Feeding Infants Safely in Family Child CareOctober 07, 2019 Download

A series of fact sheets that provide an overview of food allergies, the top 8 food allergies, how to manage food allergies, and common questions regarding food allergies in child nutrition programs. Revised 2014.


Food Allergies in School Nutrition

Description: Food Allergies in School Nutrition is an in-depth training on managing food allergies in school nutrition programs. This updated training contains information about the new 9th major allergen, sesame, and incorporates guidelines and regulations from the 2021 Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research Act and the FDA 2022 Food Code. School nutrition professionals who take this course will learn about food allergies, food intolerance, reading food labels, avoiding cross contact, accommodating students with food allergies, laws regarding food allergies, and educating the school community about food allergies. Published 2014, revised 2018, revised 2023.

Intended audience:

  • School Nutrition Directors
  • School Nutrition Managers
  • School Nutrition Staff (front line workers)
  • State Agency Staff

Subject:

  • Food Allergies and Special Dietary Needs
  • Food Safety & HACCP

Food Safety Basics is a 4-hour training for new school nutrition managers and employees to provide a basic understanding of food safety. This training enables them to begin the job using safe food handling practices including good personal hygiene practices, important food temperatures, methods of preventing food contamination, and steps for developing a food safety program. Published 2017.

Food safety fact sheets are a 1-2 page information sheet that provides timely information on food safety topics.

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Food Safety Fact Sheets

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Agentes biológicosApril 10, 2018July 18, 2023 Download
Agentes físicosApril 10, 2018July 18, 2023 Download
Agentes químicosApril 10, 2018July 18, 2023 Download
Biological HazardsApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
Calibrating ThermometersApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
Chemical HazardsApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
Cleaning and SanitizingApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
Complex ProcessApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
Controlling Time and Temperature During PreparationApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
Cooking FoodsApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
Cooling FoodsApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
E. coli Fact SheetApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
Food Safety and School GardensSeptember 21, 2018September 21, 2018 Download
HandwashingApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
Hepatitis Fact SheetApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
Higiene personalApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
Holding Cold FoodsApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
Holding Hot FoodsApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
Manual DishwashingApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
Mechanical DishwashingApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
No Cook ProcessApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
Norovirus Fact SheetApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
Personal HygieneApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
Physical HazardsApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
Preparing, Storing, and Serving Fresh TomatoesApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
Preventing Contamination During Food PreparationApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
Preventing Contamination When Using Cutting BoardsApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
Preventing Contamination in Food BarsApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
Preventing Cross Contamination During Food StorageApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
Previniendo la contaminación durante la preparación de los alimentosApril 10, 2018August 29, 2018 Download
Receiving DeliveriesApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
Reheating FoodsApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
Reopening Your School Kitchen After a FloodApril 10, 2018September 14, 2018 Download
Salmonellosis Fact SheetApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
Salvaging Food After a FloodApril 10, 2018September 14, 2018 Download
Same Day Service ProcessApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
Serving Safe FoodsApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
Shigellosis Fact SheetApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
Storing FoodsApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
Storing and Using ChemicalsApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
Temperature Danger ZoneApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
Thawing FoodsApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
The Process ApproachApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
Transporting FoodsApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
Typhoid Fever Fact SheetApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
Using Food ThermometersApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
Using Suitable Utensils When Handling Ready-to-Eat FoodsApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
Washing Fruits and VegetablesApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download

Food Safety in Child Care, formerly known as Serving Safe Food in Child Care, is based on the four principles of the Fight BAC© program: Clean, Separate, Cook, and Cool. Developed specifically for child care providers in the CACFP environment, it provides four hours of face-to-face food safety training for foodservice employees in child care.

The Food Safety in Child Care online course is a recently revamped version of Serving Safe Food in Child Care. It focuses on applying the four key concepts of the USDA Fight Bac® program: clean, separate, cook, and chill into child care programs. 4 hours. Look for it on the Child Care tab of the ICN Online Course Catalog.

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Food Safety in Child Care

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Food Safety in Child Care - Instructor's ManualJuly 11, 2019July 11, 2019 Download
Food Safety in Child Care - PresentationApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
Challenge JeopardyApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
Food Safety in Child Care - Participant's WorkbookJuly 11, 2019July 11, 2019 Download
Food Safety in Child Care - Pre- and Post-AssessmentApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download
Food Safety in Child Care - Answer KeyApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download

Food Safety in Schools is the updated version of Serving It Safe, 4th Edition which was renamed to clarify the target audience of the training. It is designed to provide school nutrition employees with up-to-date information on food safety. This training contains lessons and activities which allow participants to be actively involved in learning the food safety concepts needed to prepare and serve food safely and to keep school nutrition facilities safe and sanitary. The chapters cover topics such as: food safety, prevention of foodborne illness, basics of microorganisms, how to keep a clean and sanitary school nutrition facility, process for foodborne illness prevention, and food safety programs in schools. Published 2015.

ICN’s Food Safety in Schools online course, previously Serving it Safe, is an 8-hour course designed for child nutrition professionals.

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Food Safety SOP Logs

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Cooking and Reheating Temperature LogMarch 06, 2018March 06, 2018 Download
Cooling Temperature LogMarch 06, 2018March 06, 2018 Download
Damaged or Discarded Product LogMarch 06, 2018March 06, 2018 Download
Employee Food Safety Training RecordMarch 06, 2018March 06, 2018 Download
Food Contact Surfaces Cleaning and Sanitizing LogMarch 06, 2018March 06, 2018 Download
Food Safety ChecklistMarch 06, 2018September 24, 2018 Download
Hot and Cold Holding Temperature LogMarch 06, 2018March 06, 2018 Download
Production LogMarch 06, 2018March 06, 2018 Download
Receiving LogMarch 06, 2018March 06, 2018 Download
Refrigeration LogMarch 06, 2018March 06, 2018 Download
Thermometer Calibration LogMarch 06, 2018March 06, 2018 Download

Colorful 8 ½” x 11″ mini-posters provide information at a glance on current food safety topics. Designed for use in the food preparation and service areas.

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Food Safety Mini-Posters

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Food Safety Tips CardFebruary 21, 2023 Download
Food Safety Tips PosterFebruary 21, 2023 Download
Personal HygieneAugust 18, 2022 Download
Managing Food AllergiesAugust 18, 2022 Download
Higiene personalAugust 10, 2022 Download
Refrigere por seguridadAugust 10, 2022 Download
Refrigerate for safetyAugust 10, 2022 Download
Manejo de alergias alimentariasAugust 10, 2022 Download
Effective HandwashingMarch 20, 2020 Download
When to Wash Your Hands-March 20, 2020 Download
How to Wash Your HandsMarch 20, 2020 Download
Póster en miniatura de temperaturaSeptember 21, 2018 Download
Utilizando un fregadero de tres compartimientosAugust 09, 2018 Download
Recomendaciones de seguridad alimenticia para cultivar y cosecharAugust 09, 2018 Download
Temperaturas internas de alimentos cocinadosAugust 09, 2018 Download
Manténgala limpiaAugust 09, 2018 Download
Manejando frutas y vegetales con seguridad de alimentosAugust 09, 2018 Download
Buenas prácticas para recibir los alimentosAugust 09, 2018 Download
Puntos básicos del almacénAugust 09, 2018 Download
Tablas de cortarAugust 09, 2018 Download
Buenas prácticas al servir los alimentosAugust 09, 2018 Download
Using a Three Compartment SinkApril 10, 2018 Download
Use That Thermometer!April 10, 2018 Download
Temperature Mini-PosterApril 10, 2018 Download
Storeroom BasicsApril 10, 2018 Download
Reheating Foods Mini-PosterApril 10, 2018 Download
Planting and Harvesting Food Safety TipsApril 10, 2018 Download
Keep it CleanApril 10, 2018 Download
Internal Cooking TemperaturesApril 10, 2018 Download
Keep Hot Foods Hot! Keep Cold Foods ColdApril 10, 2018 Download
Hand Washing - #1 Defense Against Foodborne IllnessApril 10, 2018 Download
Handling Produce SafelyApril 10, 2018 Download
Good Receiving PracticesApril 10, 2018 Download
Good Practices for Serving FoodApril 10, 2018 Download
Cutting BoardsApril 10, 2018 Download
Clean and Sanitize Bottles for Infant FeedingApril 10, 2018 Download
Sugerencias de seguridad alimentaria cartelApril 10, 2018 Download
¡Use ese termómetro!April 10, 2018 Download
Recalentar los alimentosApril 10, 2018 Download
¡Mantenga caliente los alimentos calientes! ¡Mantenga frio los alimentos frios!April 10, 2018 Download
Lavarse las manos – ¡Defensa #1 contra las enfermendades transmitidas por los alimentos!April 10, 2018 Download
Limpie y desinfecte los biberones para la alimentación de los infantesApril 10, 2018 Download

Food Safety Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are written practices and procedures that are critical to producing safe food. It is essential to have these SOPs in place and to train foodservice employees to use them. Use these files in MS Word® format or visit NFSMI’s interactive website to customize food safety SOPs for your operation. Published 2005. Updated 2016. ET63-05.

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Food Safety Standard Operating Procedures

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Assembling a Body Fluid Cleanup KitMarch 06, 2018 Download
Cleaning and Disinfecting Body Fluid SpillsMarch 06, 2018 Download
Cleaning and Sanitizing Food Contact SurfacesMarch 06, 2018 Download
Communicating During a Foodborne Illness OutbreakMarch 06, 2018 Download
Communicating Norovirus Prevention MethodsMarch 06, 2018 Download
Controlling Time and Temperature During PreparationMarch 06, 2018 Download
Cooking Time Temperature Control for Safe FoodsMarch 06, 2018 Download
Cooling Time Temperature Control for Safe FoodsMarch 06, 2018 Download
Date Marking Ready-to-Eat, Time-Temperature Control for Safety FoodsJuly 25, 2018 Download
Handling a Food RecallMarch 06, 2018 Download
Hot and Cold Holding for Time Temperature Control for Safe FoodsMarch 06, 2018 Download
Personal HygieneMarch 06, 2018 Download
Preventing Contamination at Food BarsMarch 06, 2018 Download
Preventing Cross-Contamination During Storage and PreparationMarch 06, 2018 Download
Receiving DeliveriesMarch 06, 2018 Download
Reheating Time/Temperature Control for Safety FoodsMarch 06, 2018 Download
Serving FoodMarch 06, 2018 Download
Serving Safe Food to Students with Food AllergiesMarch 06, 2018 Download
Storing and Using Poisonous or Toxic ChemicalsMarch 06, 2018 Download
Transporting Food to Remote Sites (Satellite Kitchens)March 06, 2018 Download
Using Suitable Utensils When Handling Ready-to-Eat FoodsMarch 06, 2018 Download
Using Time Alone as a Public Health Control to Limit Bacteria Growth in Time Temperature Control for Safe FoodsMarch 06, 2018 Download
Using and Calibrating ThermometersMarch 06, 2018 Download
Washing Fruits and VegetablesMarch 06, 2018 Download
Washing HandsMarch 06, 2018 Download
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Food Safety SOP Resources

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Complete ManualMarch 06, 2018April 17, 2018 Download
Components of a Comprehensive Food Safety ProgramMarch 06, 2018March 06, 2018 Download
Overview to the Process Approach to HACCPMarch 06, 2018March 06, 2018 Download
Reference ListMarch 06, 2018March 06, 2018 Download
Resource ListMarch 06, 2018March 06, 2018 Download
Summary Table for Monitoring and Verifying HACCP-Based SOP RecordMarch 06, 2018March 06, 2018 Download
Summary Table of Record Keeping for HACCP-Based SOPMarch 06, 2018March 06, 2018 Download
Summary of Corrective Actions for HACCP-Based SOPsMarch 06, 2018March 06, 2018 Download

Manager’s Corner provides a method for using and training with many of the Institute of Child Nutrition’s food safety resources. This resource will have multiple series designed to give directors/managers an easy-to-use lesson plan for training staff in various food safety topics.  Each lesson is roughly 15 minutes. Every lesson plan contains the following:

  • learning objective,
  • statement explaining the importance of the topic,
  • list of materials,
  • instructions on how to present the information,
  • questions to ask staff, and
  • additional resources to strengthen or refresh the knowledge of the director/manager.
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Manager’s Corner

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Manager’s Corner- Food Safety BasicsApril 12, 2018April 12, 2018 Download
Food Safety Spotlight: Food AllergiesMay 26, 2022May 26, 2022 Download

Mock Health Inspection (4-hour training) This is an interactive, activity-based training utilizing the concept of a mock health inspection. Participants will be able to explain why health inspections are conducted at least twice a year in schools and the role of periodic inspections and self-inspections to enhance the effectiveness of food safety management programs. Participants will be able to identify risk-based food safety practices and conduct a risk-based inspection.

TARGET AUDIENCE – Directors and Managers
KEY AREA: 2: Operations

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Mock Health Inspection

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Instructor's ManualOctober 24, 2017 Download
Participant's WorkbookOctober 24, 2017 Download
ActivitiesOctober 24, 2017 Download
Food Establishment Inspection ReportOctober 24, 2017 Download
PresentationOctober 24, 2017 Download
Pre:Post AssessmentsOctober 24, 2017 Download
Pre-Post Assessment AnswersOctober 24, 2017 Download
Mock Health Inspection VideosApril 12, 2018 Download

Norovirus for Schools – (2-hour training)

Norovirus is the leading cause of foodborne illness, and it is estimated that more than half of all food-related outbreaks of illness are caused by norovirus. This training includes participant interaction and activities. Content focus:

  • Why norovirus is a concern in child nutrition settings
  • Symptoms of norovirus and how it is transmitted
  • Norovirus prevention and control strategies (Prevent, Assemble a Body Fluid Cleanup Kit, Respond to an incident, Total cleanup)
  • Resources for norovirus prevention and control

TARGET AUDIENCE – Everyone

KEY AREA: 2: Operations

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Norovirus Resources

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Norovirus in Schools Instructor’s ManualOctober 24, 2017 Download
Norovirus in Schools Participant WorkbookOctober 24, 2017 Download
Norovirus in Schools PresentationOctober 24, 2017 Download
Norovirus in Schools - Pre-AssessmentOctober 24, 2017 Download
Norovirus in Schools Post-AssessmentOctober 24, 2017 Download
Norovirus in Schools Pre- Post-Assessment Answer KeyOctober 24, 2017 Download
Norovirus in Child Care Instructor’s ManualOctober 24, 2017 Download
Norovirus in Child Care Participant’s WorkbookOctober 24, 2017 Download
Norovirus in Child Care - PresentationOctober 24, 2017 Download
Everyone Plays a P.A.R.T. in Norovirus Control - VideoOctober 24, 2017 Download
CACFP Jeopardy Norovirus ChallengeOctober 24, 2017 Download
Norovirus Fact SheetOctober 24, 2017 Download
Don't Work When Sick Mini-PosterOctober 24, 2017 Download
No trabaje cuando este enfermoFebruary 28, 2018 Download
Use a Body Fluid Cleanup Kit Mini-PosterOctober 24, 2017 Download
Utilice un kit de limpieza de fluidos corporalsFebruary 28, 2018 Download
Using a Body Fluid Cleanup Kit Fact SheetOctober 24, 2017 Download
Assemble a Body Fluid Cleanup Kit Mini-PosterOctober 24, 2017 Download
Prepare un kit limpieza para los fluidos corporalsFebruary 28, 2018 Download
Assembling a Body Fluid Cleanup Kit Fact SheetMay 15, 2018 Download
Assembling a Body Fluid Cleanup Kit SOPOctober 24, 2017 Download
Cleaning and Disinfecting Body Fluid Spills SOPOctober 24, 2017 Download
Incident Report Form for Body Fluid Spills SOPOctober 24, 2017 Download
Communicating Norovirus Prevention Methods SOPOctober 24, 2017 Download
Communicating During a Foodborne Illness Outbreak SOPOctober 24, 2017 Download
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Commodity Specific Fact Sheets

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ApplesMarch 06, 2018April 18, 2018 Download
BananasMarch 06, 2018April 18, 2018 Download
BroccoliMarch 06, 2018April 18, 2018 Download
CantaloupeMarch 06, 2018April 18, 2018 Download
CarrotsMarch 06, 2018April 18, 2018 Download
GrapesMarch 06, 2018April 18, 2018 Download
LettuceMarch 06, 2018April 18, 2018 Download
OrangesMarch 06, 2018April 18, 2018 Download
SquashMarch 06, 2018April 18, 2018 Download
StrawberriesMarch 06, 2018April 18, 2018 Download
TomatoesMarch 06, 2018April 18, 2018 Download
WatermelonMarch 06, 2018April 18, 2018 Download
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Produce Safety Best Practices Fact Sheets

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Conducting a Mock Recall of Produce in a School Nutrition OperationApril 18, 2018April 18, 2018 Download
Food Safety Practices to Expect from Your Fresh-Cut Produce ProcessorApril 18, 2018April 18, 2018 Download
Food Safety Practices to Expect from Your Fresh Produce DistributorApril 18, 2018April 18, 2018 Download
Food Safety Tips for School GardensApril 18, 2018April 18, 2018 Download
Handling Fresh Produce in ClassroomsApril 18, 2018April 18, 2018 Download
Handling Fresh Produce on Salad BarsApril 18, 2018April 18, 2018 Download
Handling Produce SafelyApril 18, 2018April 18, 2018 Download
Produce Storage ChartApril 18, 2018April 18, 2018 Download
TraceabilityApril 18, 2018April 18, 2018 Download
Verifying On-Farm Food SafetyApril 18, 2018April 18, 2018 Download
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Produce Safety Printable Posters

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Handling Produce SafelyMay 02, 2018May 02, 2018 Download
Handling Leafy Greens Fact SheetMay 03, 2018May 03, 2018 Download
Planting and Harvesting Food Safety TipsMay 02, 2018May 02, 2018 Download
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Produce Safety University Graduate Training Resources

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Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) PresentationApril 20, 2018April 20, 2018 Download
Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Presentation – Talking PointsApril 20, 2018April 20, 2018 Download
Preparation, Handling, and Service PresentationApril 20, 2018April 20, 2018 Download
Preparation, Handling, and Service Presentation – Talking PointsApril 20, 2018April 20, 2018 Download
Produce Quality and Condition PresentationApril 20, 2018April 20, 2018 Download
Produce Quality and Condition Presentation – Talking PointsApril 20, 2018April 20, 2018 Download
Purchasing PresentationApril 20, 2018April 20, 2018 Download
Purchasing Presentation – Talking PointsApril 20, 2018April 20, 2018 Download
Receiving and Storing PresentationApril 20, 2018April 20, 2018 Download
Receiving and Storing Presentation – Talking PointsApril 20, 2018April 20, 2018 Download
School Gardens PresentationApril 20, 2018April 20, 2018 Download
School Gardens Presentation - Talking PointsApril 20, 2018April 20, 2018 Download
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The Produce Lab Videos - Culinary Techniques

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Apples and PearsApril 20, 2018April 20, 2018 Download
Bananas Grapes and KiwifruitApril 20, 2018April 20, 2018 Download
BroccoliApril 20, 2018April 20, 2018 Download
CarrotsApril 20, 2018April 20, 2018 Download
Cucumbers and Summer SquashApril 20, 2018April 20, 2018 Download
Leafy GreensApril 20, 2018April 20, 2018 Download
MelonsApril 20, 2018April 20, 2018 Download
Onions and PeppersApril 20, 2018April 20, 2018 Download
Oranges and StrawberriesApril 20, 2018April 20, 2018 Download
Potatoes and Sweet PotatoesApril 20, 2018April 20, 2018 Download
TomatoesApril 20, 2018April 20, 2018 Download
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The Produce Lab Videos - Good Agricultural Practices (GAPS)

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Culinary Arts and Great Kids FarmApril 20, 2018 Download
GAPS - Compost and Manure UseApril 20, 2018 Download
GAPS - Introduction, Soil and WaterApril 20, 2018 Download
GAPS - MaterialsApril 20, 2018 Download
GAPS - Pesticide and Herbicide UseApril 20, 2018 Download
GAPS - Safe Harvest GuidelinesApril 20, 2018 Download
Introduction to Great Kids FarmApril 20, 2018 Download
VermicultureApril 20, 2018 Download
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The Produce Lab Videos - Quality and Condition

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IntroductionApril 20, 2018September 21, 2018 Download
ApplesApril 20, 2018September 21, 2018 Download
Banannas Grapes and KiwifruitApril 20, 2018April 20, 2018 Download
Broccoli and CarrotsApril 20, 2018September 21, 2018 Download
Cucumbers and Summer SquashApril 20, 2018September 21, 2018 Download
LettucesApril 20, 2018September 21, 2018 Download
MelonsApril 20, 2018September 21, 2018 Download
Onions and PeppersApril 20, 2018September 21, 2018 Download
Oranges and StrawberriesApril 20, 2018September 21, 2018 Download
PearsApril 20, 2018September 21, 2018 Download
Potatoes and Sweet PotatoesApril 20, 2018September 21, 2018 Download
Pre-cut Salad Mixes and SpinachApril 20, 2018September 21, 2018 Download
TomatoesApril 20, 2018September 21, 2018 Download
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Produce Safety Videos - What Went Right and What Went Wrong

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Receiving Fresh Produce VideoApril 24, 2018April 24, 2018 Download
Storing Fresh Produce VideoApril 24, 2018April 24, 2018 Download
What Went Right? Videos – ReceivingApril 24, 2018April 24, 2018 Download
What Went Right? Videos – Storing ProduceApril 24, 2018April 24, 2018 Download
What Went Right? Videos – Preparing Produce 1April 24, 2018April 24, 2018 Download
What Went Right? Videos – Preparing Produce 2April 24, 2018April 24, 2018 Download
What Went Right? Videos – Preparing Produce 3April 24, 2018April 24, 2018 Download
What Went Right? Videos – Serving Produce 1April 24, 2018April 24, 2018 Download
What Went Right? Videos – Serving Produce 2April 24, 2018April 24, 2018 Download
What Went Right? Videos – Serving Produce 3April 24, 2018April 24, 2018 Download
What Went Right? Videos – Serving Produce 4April 24, 2018April 24, 2018 Download
What Went Right? Video ActivityApril 24, 2018April 24, 2018 Download
What Went Right? Video Activity Answer KeyApril 24, 2018April 24, 2018 Download
What Went Wrong? Videos – Disgruntled EmployeeApril 24, 2018April 24, 2018 Download
What Went Wrong? Videos – Food DefenseApril 24, 2018April 24, 2018 Download
What Went Wrong? Videos - Receiving ProduceApril 24, 2018April 24, 2018 Download
What Went Wrong? Videos - Storing ProduceApril 24, 2018April 24, 2018 Download
What Went Wrong? Videos - Preparing Produce 1April 24, 2018April 24, 2018 Download
What Went Wrong? Videos - Preparing Produce 2April 24, 2018April 24, 2018 Download
What Went Wrong? Videos - Preparing Produce 3April 24, 2018April 24, 2018 Download
What Went Wrong? Videos - Serving Produce 1April 24, 2018April 24, 2018 Download
What Went Wrong? Videos - Serving Produce 2April 24, 2018April 24, 2018 Download
What Went Wrong? Videos - Serving Produce 3April 24, 2018April 24, 2018 Download
What Went Wrong? Videos - Serving Produce 4April 24, 2018April 24, 2018 Download
What Went Wrong? Video ActivityApril 24, 2018April 24, 2018 Download
What Went Wrong? Video Activity Answer KeyApril 24, 2018April 24, 2018 Download
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Recursos en Español

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Higiene personalSeptember 21, 2018 Download
Higiene personalSeptember 21, 2018 Download
Utilice metodos de enfriamiento eficacesAugust 29, 2018 Download

Although the United States food supply is among the safest in the world, sometimes food may be unsafe or mislabeled. When there is reason to believe food is unsafe, or mislabeled, the food is recalled, or otherwise removed, from commerce. The food recall process for school nutrition programs differs depending on whether the recall affects USDA Foods or commercially purchased foods. This resource was developed to provide an overview of the recall process for USDA Foods with a focus on school nutrition programs.

For more information about recalls of both USDA Foods and commercial foods, sign-up for free recall alert notifications. USDA Commodity Alert System

Self register for a free email notification of recalls that affect USDA Foods at www.envoyprofiles.com/USDA-ALERTS/

FoodSafety.gov – To find the latest information about food recalls and to sign-up for free email notification of all FSIS and FDA food recalls, visit www.foodsafety.gov/recalls.

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Responding to a Food Recall

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Procedures for Recalls of USDA FoodsApril 10, 2018April 24, 2020 Download
Conducting a Mock Recall of Produce in a School Nutrition OperationApril 10, 2018April 10, 2018 Download

Los empleados pueden ser el elemento más crítico para mantener las instalaciones de nutrición escolar seguras e higiénicas. Sin embargo, también pueden ser responsables de la introducción de un riesgo de seguridad de alimentos en cualquier punto del proceso de producción de los alimentos.

Todos los empleados del departamento de nutrición escolar tienen mucho en juego ya que preparan y sirven alimentos cada día.

  • Servir alimentos que sean almacenados, preparados, cocidos o manejados inapropiadamente pueden ocasionar que los clientes se enfermen seriamente, incluso de manera mortal.
  • Las prácticas inseguras de nutrición en las escuelas también ponen en peligro a los empleados.
  • La buena reputación de un programa de nutrición escolar debe construirse basado en el servicio de alimentos seguros.

“Seguridad de Alimentos en las Escuelas” ha sido diseñada para ser muy interactiva de modo que usted pueda involucrarse activamente para aprender los conceptos de seguridad de alimentos que necesita para preparar y servir los alimentos con seguridad y para mantener las instalaciones de nutrición de su escuela seguras e higiénicas.

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Seguridad de alimentos en las escuelas

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Manual del instructorOctober 23, 2017April 26, 2018 Download
Cuaderno de trabajo del participanteOctober 23, 2017April 26, 2018 Download

The Food Safety for Summer Meals resource page provides resources for site managers to train the staff of a Summer Food Service Program site on food safety best practices.

These resources promote food safety practices essential to a successful summer meals site including: practicing good personal hygiene, checking and documenting food temperatures, and proper cleaning and sanitizing. These practices reduce the risk of a foodborne illness outbreak and ensure that the food children consume is safe. This prevents children and staff from becoming sick, possibly causing the shutdown of the site and bad publicity for the site, sponsor, and program.

The information presented on this resource page may or may not apply to all summer meals sites, but can be adapted by your program as applicable.

These documents were designed to provide school nutrition programs with resources for planning, maintaining operations, and recovering from a loss of water service. Resources include a resource guide; checklists for planning, responding, and recovering from a loss of water; and posters for a water emergency. Published 2016.

The purpose of a food safety plan is to ensure the food served to children in the Child Nutrition Programs is safe. By controlling hazards that may occur or may be introduced into foods, school nutrition employees can safeguard food. An effective food safety program will help control food safety hazards that might occur during all points in foodservice ‒ receiving, storing, preparing, cooking, cooling, reheating, holding, packaging, transporting, and serving. A truly effective food safety plan needs to be developed for a specific school nutrition program (SNP). By developing a food safety plan for the specs of a school (equipment, staff, physical location, etc.), the number of hazards can be significantly reduced for that site. The goal of this 2.5-day workshop is for participants to take a detailed draft of a school-specific, HACCP-based food safety plan back to their SNPs. This instructor-led workshop incorporates individual work, group discussion, partner work, pre-made templates, and other resources.

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