Use food safety to boost staff morale
Food safety maintenance can be a thankless job – noticed most frequently after an inspection has revealed problems or a guest has become ill. September is Food Safety Education Month. As it approaches, plan to leverage the occasion to reinforce your safety procedures with your staff in a positive way. Consider having a safety quiz or a monthly/weekly on-the-spot prize for employees observed to be using key safety practices. Challenge employees to complete tasks that earn them food safety raffle tickets over the course of the month, with a prize drawing at the end. By making food safety more fun and less punitive, you may be able to set your business – and staff – on a positive trajectory when it comes to applying best practices.
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