(Washington, D.C.) To spotlight the restaurant industry’s ongoing commitment to food safety, the National Restaurant Association (NRA) today announced this year’s National Food Safety Month (NFSM) theme will be “Let it Flow,” focusing on the flow of food through a restaurant.
NFSM, held annually in September, was created in 1994 by the NRA to heighten awareness about the importance of food safety education. The NRA offers free resources for foodservice industry professionals and this year will highlight tips for a number of food safety topics including receiving, storage, thawing and holding, preparation and service.
“With our industry serving 130 million meals daily, food safety is always a top priority for the country’s one million restaurant and foodservice establishments,” said Phil Kafarakis, Chief Innovation & Member Advancement Officer for the National Restaurant Association. “Every September, we look forward to highlighting the industry’s commitment to food safety education. This year, we are excited to share a variety of new resources with vital food safety tips and best practices.”
For the fifth consecutive year, NFSM is sponsored by Essity, maker of the Tork® brand of Away-from-Home professional hygiene products in North America. Essity’s Tork® brand is committed to food safety education and hygiene product solutions.
“Essity is proud to sponsor National Food Safety Month,” said Suzanne Cohen, Foodservice Marketing Director, with Essity’s North American Away From Home Professional Hygiene Business. “The month helps to recognize the commitment to food safety in all areas of foodservice operations.”
New training tools and resources are available for National Food Safety Month including activities, posters, infographics, and videos. To join the conversation, follow @ServSafe on Twitter
and use the hashtag #FoodSafetyMonth.
About the National Restaurant Association
Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which comprises 1 million restaurant and foodservice outlets and a workforce of 14 million employees. We represent the industry in Washington, D.C., and advocate on its behalf. We operate the industry's largest trade show (NRA Show
May 21-24, 2016, in Chicago); leading food safety training and certification program (ServSafe
); unique career-building high school program (the NRAEF’s ProStart
); as well as the Kids LiveWel
l program promoting healthful kids' menu options. For more information, visit Restaurant.org
and find us on Twitter @WeRRestaurants
The Tork brand offers professional hygiene products and services to customers ranging from restaurants and healthcare facilities to offices, schools and industries. Products include dispensers, paper towels, toilet tissue, soap, napkins, and industrial and kitchen wipers. Through expertise in hygiene, functional design and sustainability, Tork has become a market leader. Tork is a global brand of Essity, and a committed partner to customers in over 80 countries. To keep up with the latest Tork news and innovations, please visit: torkusa.com or tork.ca.
Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company that develops, produces and sells Personal Care (Baby Care, Feminine Care, Incontinence Products and Medical Solutions), Consumer Tissue and Professional Hygiene products and solutions. More information at www.essity.com