Food Safety

5 Checks for Safe Food Delivery

This document, “5 Checks for Safe Food Delivery”, has been designed to provide best practice recommendations for safe food delivery to delivery persons working with third-party delivery services. This document is intended to provide very brief “do” and “do not” style recommendations and explains the “why” behind the various checks to help build capacity and further enhance food safety training offered by third-party delivery services. These recommendations have been prepared by NEHA’s Food Safety Program Committee in accordance with the guidance provided in the Conference for Food Protection’s Guidance Document for Direct-to-Consumer and Third-Party Delivery Service Food Delivery.

The style of writing is intended to be accessible to the public and the document includes simple vector images with easy-to-understand green checks and red x’s to indicate proper and improper food handling procedures. The image of the hand and the concept of the “5 Checks” are intended to help delivery persons internalize and recall this information. This document is modular, each section is self-contained, and the words and images can be used separately if that is preferred. This document is also designed for digital delivery and can be easily resized for use on smaller screens such as cell phones and inside of an existing app.

Infographic

This full infographic is an easy-to-understand primer to best practices for food delivery persons.

Full 5 Checks for Food Safety Inforgraphic

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Individual Sections

 

Each section from the infographic above can be used for shorter, targeted information.

5 Checks for Food Safety Infographic Section 1: Yourself     5 Checks for Safe Food Delivery Section 2: Vehicle     5 Checks for Safe Food Delivery Section 3: Food and Drinks

5 Checks for Safe Food Delivery Section 4: Time and Temperature     5 Checks for Safe Food Delivery Section 5: Plan

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More Resources

App or web developers can utilize the content in the infographic (icons and text) to integrate the information into existing phone or web apps, such as by creating timed reminders or pop-ups with food safety practices.

Mock up of cellphone screen with a mapping application open and a notification on the screen offering information about food safety.     Mock up of cellphone screen with a mapping application open and a notification on the screen offering information about food safety.     Mock up of cellphone screen with a mapping application open and a notification on the screen offering information about food safety.

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 * A special thank you to the NEHA Food Safety Program Committee for all your work…your expertise and insights are invaluable!

EH Topics: 

Evaluating the Impact of Food Safety Training: A Look at the Self-Analysis for Food Excellence Program

Abstract

Understanding basic food safety is essential to preparing and serving safe food. The Self-Analysis for Food Excellence (SAFE) program was developed to promote food safety and improve restaurant sanitation scores in Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee. SAFE is a food safety training program emphasizing high-risk food practices from receiving to service. The program was offered to restaurants that had performed poorly on routine food service inspections. Restaurant management and key personnel were encouraged to participate in SAFE.

Using Data to Predict Non-Compliance

 

Tue, Feb 16, 2021 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM MST. This is a virtual event.

Ensuring the health and safety of the public requires more than just reacting to non-compliances, it requires a good preventative strategy. With trend reporting and analysis, you can discover common violations and problem areas so you can help your providers anticipate and avoid non-compliances before they occur.

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