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National Food Safety Month Highlights How To Create A Culture Of Food Safety


National Food Safety Month Highlights How To Create A Culture Of Food Safety

CHICAGO, IL. – In its ongoing commitment to food safety, the National Restaurant Association is proud to announce this year’s National Food Safety Month (NFSM) theme: “The Culture of Food Safety.” 

“Food safety has established itself as a critical point in a restaurant’s success,” said Sherman Brown, Senior Vice President of the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe program. “As customers set higher levels of expectation, a restaurant’s success becomes ever more dependent on the proper food safety training of its employees. Throughout this year’s NFSM campaign, we will provide the industry with the tools and resources needed to build a strong food safety culture.”

The 2017 NFSM campaign will focus on how an operation can create a comprehensive culture of food safety. From the management level to the hourly employee, ServSafe is dedicated to educating the industry on the importance of establishing this culture of food safety to help mitigate the risks associated with food service. New training tools and resources will be made available each week including activities, posters, infographics, and videos. The themes for each week include:

• Week 1: What Is Food Safety?

• Week 2: Handwashing

• Week 3: The Role Of Food Safety

• Week 4: Time & Temperature Control

This year’s NFSM campaign is sponsored by Tork and P&G Professional. Tork, an industry-leader in away-from-home professional hygiene products in North America and six-year campaign sponsor, is committed to food safety education and best-in-class hygiene product systems and solutions ensuring that operators are ready for business. P&G Professional provides total cleaning solutions, superior products and five-star service designed to help businesses grow. 

“Our customers understand the essential role that hygiene plays in food safety and healthy environments,” said Suzanne Cohen, Tork Foodservice Director, Essity (formerly SCA) Professional Hygiene. “Our hygiene solutions make it easier for operators to safeguard their employees and guests.”

“We have prioritized a culture of clean with our customers for a long time and believe that this type of culture is critical to the success of any foodservice establishment,” said Paul Edmondson, Commercial Director, P&G Professional.  “Cleanliness, and learning how to properly clean, is an important step in a culture of clean and a successful food safety program. Our Total Foodservice Solutions embrace simplicity and training to better enable this critical environment to make every experience count for the guest, the people cleaning and the owners of foodservice establishment.”

NFSM, held annually in September, was created in 1994 by the National Restaurant Association to heighten awareness about the importance of food safety education. As part of its campaign, the Association offers free resources for foodservice industry professionals. 

To join the conversation, follow @ServSafe on Twitter and use the hashtag #NFSM. For more information and resources on NFSM, visit:


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 more than 14.7 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 19-22, 2018, in Chicago); leading food safety training and certification program (ServSafe); unique career-building high school program (the NRAEF's ProStart). For more information, visit and find us on Twitter @WeRRestaurants, Facebook and YouTube

About Tork

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 committed partner to customers in over 80 countries. To keep up with the latest Tork news and innovations, please visit: or

About P&G Professional

P&G Professional is the away-from-home division of Procter & Gamble, serving the foodservice, building cleaning and maintenance, healthcare, hospitality, food/drug/mass, and convenience store industries. P&G Professional offers complete solutions utilizing its parent company's scale, trusted brands and strengths in market and consumer understanding. P&G Professional features such brands as Dawn® Professional, Mr. Clean® Professional, Comet® Professional, Spic and Span® Professional, Bounty®, Safeguard®, Febreze® Professional, Swiffer® Professional, Tide® Professional, and its own brand, P&G Pro Line®. Please visit for the latest information about P&G Professional's solutions and services. 

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