Category: Food Safety Articles

ASL Food Handler Course Helps Deaf and Hard of Hearing People Get Their Food Handler Card

Typically, if you are deaf or hard of hearing and want to get your food handlers card online, you have one option: turning on the subtitles. But for StateFoodSafety, subtitles weren’t good enough. In 2012, we decided we could do more to make working in the foodservice industry easier for people in the deaf community. […]

Ask a Food Safety Scientist: What is Clostridium botulinum?

Have you heard of this intimidating bacteria? Most people have heard of the disease it can cause—botulism. Clostridium botulinum is an anaerobic bacteria, meaning that it thrives best in an oxygen-deprived environment. In addition to this, the bacteria can produce spores, which can survive until the conditions are ideal for bacterial growth. The bacteria produce […]

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