ServSafe - National Food Safety Month

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September is
national food safety month!

ServSafe is excited to be celebrating the 23rd year of National Food Safety Month (NFSM)! This year's theme focuses on The Culture of Food Safety. As a focal point within the restaurant industry, food safety is now synonymous with an operation's reputation. Celebrate with us as we explore how to create a culture of food safety within your operation. Download and share our weekly activities, posters and infographics to keep your staff informed and engaged. Join the conversation on social media by using #NFSM! 

National Food Safety Month was created in 1994 to heighten the awareness of food safety education. Each year, we feature a new theme and create free training activities and posters for the restaurant and foodservice industry to help reinforce proper food safety practices and procedures.


Week 1 - What Is Food Safety?

Learn about the basics of food safety and how to control the five most common risk factors in your operation.

Week 2 - Handwashing

Handwashing is a critical aspect of food safety. Learn how to properly wash your hands and prevent the spread of pathogens.

Week 3 - The Role Of Food Safety Training

Check out the many benefits of establishing food safety training in your operation.

Week 4 - Time & Temperature Control

Time & temperature control is crucial to reduce pathogens in food. Do you know the minimum internal cooking temperatures for different food items?

Weekly Activities

Week 1 - What Is Food Safety

Test your knowledge on the five common risk factors.

Week 2 - Handwashing

Can you identify the proper order when washing your hands?

Week 3 - The Role Of Food Safety Training

Take time to reflect on how food safety training is fulfilled at your operation.

Week 4 - Time & Temperature Control

Time & temperature control is an essential aspect of food safety. Test your knowledge here!

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Handwashing Infographic

Handwashing is crucial to prevent the spread of pathogens. Do you know when you need to wash your hands?

Time & Temperature Control Infographic

Check out this handy guide on how to keep food safe through time & temperature control!


Norovirus and handwashing

minimum cooking temperatures



The National Restaurant Association's ServSafe program has been producing NFSM for the past 23 years, using content from our best in class training programs. We are committed to promoting a culture of food safety year round and are trilled to celebrate this important message every September. Click here to learn more about our comprehensive product line.

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Tork®, a leading brand of away-from-home hygiene  paper products, is a proud sponsor of this year's NFSM campaign. For more information on Tork, click here.

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