The past few years have been an odd period for buffets. As they have begun creeping back in various forms, now may be a good time to ensure your facility and staff are up to speed on the safety protocols that can manage the food safety risks buffets can pose. Make sure your staff have easy access to handwashing sinks throughout their shift. Ensure tongs and other utensils are changed often and washed thoroughly to prevent cross-contamination. Clean and sanitize food serving surfaces regularly. Finally, make certain you have a reliable (preferably digital) system for checking and recording the temperatures of the hot and cold foods you’re serving, as well as for replacing them promptly.