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National Food Safety Month marks 20 years of promoting Food Safety Best Practices in US
As part of its strong commitment to food safety, the National Restaurant Association in the US has announced that this year's National Food Safety Month (NFSM), held annually in September, will mark its 20-year anniversary by featuring the top 20 food safety tips from the past 20 years.
NFSM was created in 1994 to heighten awareness about the importance of food safety education. It offers free resources for foodservice industry professionals and will highlight tips for a number of food safety topics including cleaning and sanitising, cross-contamination, time-temperature control, personal hygiene and allergens.
"In honour of National Food Safety Month celebrating its 20-year anniversary, we are pleased to share the top tips from the past 20 years covering a variety of vital food safety information," said Dawn Sweeney, President and CEO of the National Restaurant Association - the leading business association for the US restaurant industry, which was founded in 1919 and now has a workforce of more than 13.5 million employees. "Our industry serves 130 million meals daily making food safety a top priority year-round for the country's nearly one million restaurant and foodservice establishments."
For the fourth consecutive year, NFSM is sponsored by SCA, maker of the Tork brand of Away-from-Home professional hygiene products in North America.
"SCA's Tork brand is proud to continue our sponsorship of National Food Safety Month, particularly as this important initiative marks its 20-year anniversary," said Suzanne Cohen, Marketing Director Foodservice SCA Americas. "We work diligently to promote best practices in restaurants and foodservice venues, helping our customers to understand the essential role that hygiene plays in food safety and healthy environments for our industry's employees and patrons."
4th September 2014