Food Safety Education for Restaurants
The following are the various laws and regulations that apply to food service:
- Washtenaw County Food Code Enforcement Procedures
- Michigan Modified Food Code - effective October 1, 2012
- Michigan Food Law of 2000 - updated October 1, 2012
- Restaurant Smoking Regulation
- Emergency Action Plans for Retail Food Establishments
The following are fact sheets from the Michigan Department of Agriculture regarding the 2005 Food Code/Food Law, which went into effect April 1, 2008:
The following are monitoring charts to use in your food service establishment to ensure foods are meeting the proper temperature. There is a Microsoft Word version (.doc) of each document, which you can edit. There is also an Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) version of each document.
- Cold Holding Monitoring Chart: (.doc) (.pdf)
- Hot Holding Monitoring Chart: (.doc) (.pdf)
- Rapid Cooling Monitoring Chart: (.doc) (.pdf)
- Reheating Monitoring Chart: (.doc) (.pdf)
The following are informational fact sheets/posters. Please feel free to download, print, and make copies to give to your employees or hang in your establishment:
- Food Employee Foodborne Illness Guidelines
- Food Allergy Awareness Poster
- Influenza (Seasonal Flu and H1N1) Information for Food Service Establishments
- Wash Your Hands
- Wash Your Hands II
- Safe Handwashing
- Correct Use of the Three Compartment Sink
- Proper Glove Use
- The Temperature Danger Zone
- Cooling Foods
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) has created food safety pamphlets in a variety of languages, as well as posters regarding food allergies and foodborne illness. They have also created stickers to post in your establishment to remind employees of proper handwashing, dishwashing, food temperature, and cooling guidelines. Visit the MDA's website to print copies, or to download an order form to order FREE copies of these helpful materials!
In addition, many websites are available that have food safety information in other languages. A very useful website is http://www.profoodsafety.org. Scroll to the bottom of the page and you will find food safety educational materials in several different languages!
For more in-depth food safety training, Washtenaw County MSU Extension also offers ServSafe Manager Certification classes!