New Training Requirement for Alcohol Servers in California

Starting in 2022, the State of California will begin enforcing a new training requirement for alcohol servers and managers.  By requiring responsible beverage service training, the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control hopes to educate more people on the dangers of overserving alcohol and decrease alcohol-related crimes like drunk driving.  All alcohol servers, and their managers, need to register as an alcohol server, get trained, and pass California’s server test by September […]

September Cartoon: 5 Times You Must Clean and Sanitize

Keeping food safe should be one of your highest priorities as a food handler. One of the easiest ways to keep food safe is to clean and sanitize food-contact surfaces. But how often should they be cleaned? Although it’s a good idea to clean and sanitize equipment and utensils whenever you switch tasks, you must clean and sanitize between certain tasks.  1. Between raw animal […]

August Cartoon: How to Identify Safe Food Sources

Finding approved food suppliers is crucial to food safety. To be an approved supplier, manufacturers must prove that they are keeping food safe. This could include testing for certain microbes, storing food in a safe, secure place, and checking the temperature of TCS foods. Following these guidelines can help reduce risk factors for foodborne illness and help aid in recalls if the need arises.  What are the CDC’s […]

How California Food Service Businesses Overcame the COVID-19 Pandemic

The number of new COVID-19 cases in California dropped significantly over the first few months of 2021. As a result, on June 15, Governor Gavin Newsom officially ended physical distancing requirements and capacity limits for businesses. Also, people who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to wear masks in public. It was welcome news for the state’s food service managers and […]

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