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Making sure that the food you’re eating is not only healthy, but safe, is what Food Service Safety Month is all about. From proper food preparation when cooking at home, to going out to eat at a public place, keeping yourself aware about food safety precautions can help you avoid the mishaps of food poisoning, unsafe hygienic practices, and overall food quality. With upcoming feasts for the holidays, it’s time to stay updated on your food safety efforts.
The food service industry has been a staple of our lives for many years, as well as a booming business. Back in 2010, nearly 77% of sales came from fast food and full-service restaurants. Such places are required to have a hygiene certificate. This makes sure that the location where food is prepared keeps up high cleanliness levels.
However, food safety isn’t just limited to the café you may dine at during lunch. Any prepared foodstuff, such as microwaved dinners from your grocery store’s frozen section, needs to meet up to the qualities of food safety. The environments from food manufacturers where such items are prepared are also required to keep up their hygiene practices. This means surfaces are always washed, utensils are washed and separated, and the general environment is made up to standards. These practices are mainly enforced by the FDA, or Food and Drug Administration, which employs regulations that companies must abide by.
The same can be practiced in your own kitchen, which is another goal of Food Service Safety Month. For example, foods such as chicken and fish must usually be cooked to a certain temperature before being served. Otherwise, leftover bacteria remains and can risk the person eating it becoming ill. And of course, always wash your hands before and after handling food. Make sure to also get into the habit of cleaning your kitchen area after every meal. So don’t let those dishes sit in the sink for days on end!
When you’re out grocery shopping, you want to trust that your food has been assessed to the highest of food safety standards and quality. The FDA’s regulations ensure this – but it’s not only restricted to food. Cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, as well as nutritional supplements also follow safety standards for their products.
U.S. Doctors’ Clinical® has always developed each supplement above and beyond the standard. Using manufacturers that not only follow FDA guidelines, but have been certified by several cGMP organizations, which audit the procedures, environment, and practices for supplement manufacturing, U.S. Doctors’ Clinical® creates top supplements. This includes making sure raw materials are sourced correctly, and using the latest technology and equipment when developing supplements for the public.
How can you be sure that your supplements are of high-quality? Checking with the background of the company making your supplements is a must. Supplement products will also sport labels of cGMP compliance, showing they followed the guidelines and have been verified of their safety. With food safety being an imperative subject for this month, you can protect yourself not only with your grocery shopping – but knowing which supplements, like those of U.S. Doctors’ Clinical®, you can fully trust.