The Foundations of Cleaning and Sanitizing Your Restaurant

You can never be too prepared to keep everyone safe with proper procedures.

Creating and Implementing a Cleaning Program

Learn why a master cleaning program is important and how to create one.


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NFSM 2021 Weeks 1-5

Download all of the NFSM 2021 content for the entire month.


Week 1: Cleaning. Sanitizing. Disinfecting - Sponsored by Tork ®

Poster - Cleaning. Sanitizing. Disinfecting

Understand the difference between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting.

Activity Sheet - Cleaning. Sanitizing. Disinfecting

Test your knowledge with two different quizzes.

Blog - What is it and how do you do it?

A detailed breakdown of cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting.


Week 2: Cleaning and Sanitizing Equipment - Sponsored by Ecolab ®

Poster - Clean & Sanitize Equipment

8 steps for cleaning and sanitizing your restaurant equipment.

Activity Sheet - Megan vs. the Deli Slicer

Megan cleans a deli slicer. Read her story and find her mistakes.

Blog - Soldiers Eat Frozen Yogurt, Get Sick

Read what happened after a dirty yogurt machine got soldiers sick.


Week 3: Cleaning and Sanitizing Dishes - Sponsored by Ecolab ®

Poster - Cleaning & Sanitizing Dishes

3 critical steps for cleaning and sanitizing cookware.

Activity Sheet - Will vs. The Broken Dishwasher

Will sets up a 3-compartment sink after a dishwasher breaks. How'd he do?

Blog - All About Cleaning Dishes

Highlights on how to clean, dry and store cookware and tableware.


Week 4: Cleaning and Sanitizing Your Operations - Sponsored by Ecolab ®

Poster - Cleaning & Sanitizing Your Operations

Provide your staff important with reminders for cleaning your operation.

Activity Sheet - Eva and Her Solutions Solution

Eva consolidates cleaning solutions into a new container. Read her story.

Blog - Cleaning Your Premises

What do you do after a guest gets sick? Learn the details.


Week 5: Develop and Implement a Cleaning Program - Sponsored by Ecolab ®

Poster - Develop & Implement a Cleaning Program

A helpful reminder as you implement your cleaning program.

Activity Sheet - Putting it Into Practice

List your areas of responsibility and how often you clean them.

Blog - Creating You Master Plan

What elements should you include in your Master Cleaning Plan?


Free COVID-19 Training and Resources

COVID-19 Precautions Training

Ensure the safety of guests and staff with FREE training

ServSafe Dining Commitment

Give customers assurance your restaurant is ready to welcome them back.

NFSM Week 5: Building a Culture of Food Safety

As we wrap up NFSM 2023, we wanted to take some time to go over all that we’ve learned over the last month and reflect on what building a strong food safety culture means

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NFSM Week 4: NFSM 2023 - What’s changed? Food Safety Regulations in Review

Stay up-to-date on new food safety regulations and ensure your establishment is compliant in 2023 and beyond.

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NFSM Week 3: Frequently Asked Questions about Health Inspections

Cracking the Code on Health Inspections and Violations.

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