We are the mid-Atlantic’s top source for effective food safety systems and design, working with a single-minded focus to safeguard students against food-borne illnesses in a structured, holistic and compliant manner.
With us, ensuring USDA and DOE compliance for food safety, sanitation and professional standards doesn’t have to be a complex and stressful part of your duties. We provide the tools and specialized expertise that ease the process while allowing you and your staff to meet your obligations easily. Wouldn’t it be beneficial to have a specialist providing you with the methods to meet changing regulations before they fall on your plate?
If your approach to food safety is reactive, you will struggle to eliminate risks and continue to jeopardize the safety and health of students and staff. In today’s demanding and challenging environment, our program provides you with ease and confidence – and a path forward.
Does your food safety strategy include these critical elements?
A food safety program needs to be forward-thinking while anticipating risks in an ever-changing environment. Our program is designed to identify new threats and implement best practices to ensure compliance and food safety continuity. Our holistic and systematic approach effectively reduces the risk of foodborne hazards from meal planning through to the point of service.
It is critical that all school sites implement the required elements necessary to be included in an HAACP-based food safety program.
This commitment requires staff education, training and reinforcement. There are a number of factors and touchpoints that need to be monitored to ensure the safety of foodservice operations and the ability to achieve an overall stellar food safety grade. Food Safety Solutions can help you standardize across your sites and make your implementations unified and robust.
SOPs serve as a fundamental starting point within your schools for applied food safety. Food Safety Solutions implements a working practice of sound procedures that protect your facility and customers. The right procedures prevent potentially hazardous occurrences, such as personal hygiene policies and proper care of food-contact surfaces.
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHKFA) specifies professional standards for school nutrition professionals as a key provision. It requires all state directors of school nutrition programs, school nutrition program directors, managers and staff to complete a minimum number of training hours. The position and job requirements determine the necessary training topic areas. Your facility will require ongoing technical assistance and guidance to cover the depth of materials and compliance standards. Food Safety Solutions will seamlessly integrate professional standards training into your overall food safety program framework.
Sanitation, temperature control and SOPs are essential requirements in any school safety program. These responsibilities need to be performed on a daily basis, ensuring that all food preparation areas are clean and sanitary and cross contamination is not an issue. To check for proper temperature, it is necessary to use a properly calibrated dial or digital food thermometer. Correct procedures must be in place to ensure that hot, cold, cooking, holding and cooling foods maintain the right temperature requirements.