Industry Initiatives

 

Focus on Handwashing

Proper handwashing plays a vital role in reducing the likelihood of transmitting foodborne illnesses to shoppers and co-workers in our fresh departments. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the spread of germs from the hands of food workers accounts for 89% of the estimated 48 million cases of foodborne illness that occur annually in the United States. IDDBA in 2017 is conducting a campaign called Safe Food Matters! Focus on Handwashing to build awareness on the importance of handwashing to prevent the spread of foodborne illnesses through contact and cross-contamination, and provide food retailers and manufacturers with education, training, and resources to help managers and service associates in their fresh departments. #CleanIn20

For over 25 years, IDDBA has been a leader in providing quality food safety information to its members, usually free of charge.

 
Food Safety Training Video: Handwashing & Personal Hygiene 

Among the topics addressed in the five-minute training video are: 

  • The importance of proper handwashing to help prevent foodborne illnesses. 
  • The right way to wash your hands.
  • When you should wash your hands.

For Spanish version view here.

Certification Reimbursement

Safe Food Matters! can benefit your business RIGHT now. Take action!

Food safety certify more dairy, deli, and bakery associates by getting reimbursed (up to $2,000) annually.

Click here for details.