California’s Food Handler Card Law

California Retail Food Code requires every California food handler who is involved in the preparation, storage or service of food in a food facility has to take a California state-certified food handler course and pass an authorized test.

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Juice Safety and Foodborne Illness

Consuming unpasteurized juices can pose serious health risks. Outbreaks of foodborne illness have been traced to drinking fruit and vegetable juice that were not treated to kill harmful bacteria.

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Norovirus Awareness for Food Handlers

Noroviruses are the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis (infection of the stomach and intestines) in the United States. People who are infected can spread it directly to other people, or can contaminate food or drinks they prepare for other people.

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Food Allergy Awareness

There is no cure for food allergies. Strict avoidance of food allergens — and early recognition and management of allergic reactions to food — are important measures to prevent serious health consequence.

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Weddings and Catering Food Safety

Food safety is a great concern for those preparing and serving the meal for wedding guests. Keeping hot foods at the required serving temperatures and cold foods to keep from spoiling can be achieved through the proper use of chafing dishes and food safety techniques.

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National Hamburger Month and Food Safety

Did you know May is National Hamburger Month? There are many ways to make a hamburger, but only one way to keep it safe! Remember, using a food thermometer is the only way to make sure your burgers are safe. Cook to 160°F or above!

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