New York Practicing A-Grade Food Safety Poster
The Practicing A-Grade Food Safety Poster is a labor law posters poster by the New York Department Of Labor. This is an optional poster, so while it is recommended that you post this if it is relevant to your employees, you are not required to by the Department Of Labor.
This poster provides guidelines for food establishment employees as to how to uphold A-grade sanitary standards.
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EVERY RESTAURANT CAN ACHIEVE AN Avoid Common Sanitary Violations EMPLOYERS: READ THESE TIPS AND POST FOR YOUR EMPLOYEES TO READ TOO. Follow the steps below to practice A-grade food safety and keep your customers safe from food-borne illness. Avoid the most commonly cited violations and improve your chances to achieve an “A.” Be sure employees are trained in basic food safety and supervised by someone who has a food protection certificate. n Arrange work schedules so that a supervisor with a food protection certificate is on duty whenever your restaurant is receiving or preparing food, or is open to the public. n Train supervisors to use the Self-Inspection Worksheet to regularly evaluate and improve the restaurant’s condition and employees’ food safety practices. n Provide food safety training for all employees who handle food. Hold food at the proper temperature. n Review Health Department rules for temperature- holding requirements. n Be sure equipment used to hold hot and cold food is working properly. n Use thermometers to monitor the temperature of foods in hot or cold storage. n Track food taken from hot or cold storage, and record how long it is out. Control conditions that promote pests. n Seal all cracks, crevices and holes in walls, cabinets and doors to prevent rodents, cockroaches and flies from entering. n Install rodent-proof door sweeps on outside doors. n Store food and garbage in pest-proof containers. n Clean grease, oil and food particles from all surfaces and equipment, including the floor underneath. n Keep range hoods clean and grease-free. n Contract with a pest contr ol professional licensed to work in restaurants. Protect food from contamination during storage, preparation, transportation and display. n Keep food covered until served. n Keep food separated by temperature and type. Avoid cross-contamination by separating potentially hazardous foods (like raw poultry) from ready-to-eat items (like salad mix). Maintain all food surfaces. n Clean and sanitiz e all food-preparation surfaces after each use; remove caked-on food. n Repair or replace deeply-grooved cutting boards and chipped or broken surfaces so they can be properly sanitized. Maintain all non-food surfaces. n Review Health Department rules on acceptable materials; surfaces should be smooth and cleanable. n Keep all surfaces clean. Maintain all plumbing and check it frequently. n Monitor all plumbing fixtures and make needed repairs immediately. n Be sure plumbing is fitted with approved devices (valves, anti-siphonage pieces, vacuum breakers) to prevent backflow. n Clean and maintain gr ease traps. Michael R. BloombergMayor Thomas Farley, M.D., M.P.H. Commissioner every res can achieve and A poster .indd 1 12/21/10 9:11 AM
Other New York Labor Law Posters 4 PDFS
There are an additional seventeen optional and mandatory New York labor law posters that may be relevant to your business. Be sure to also print all relevant state labor law posters, as well as all mandatory federal labor law posters.
- Original poster PDF https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/rii/common-violations.pdf , updated April 2020
- New York Labor Law Posters at https://labor.ny.gov/workerprotection/laborstandards/employer/posters.shtm
- New York Department Of Labor
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