August 23, 2022

National Food Safety Month Goes Back to Basics, Looking at “Food Safety at Every Level”

The theme highlights the key roles all employees play in keeping customers safe
Chicago – Restaurant employees at every level of an enterprise are essential to making the foods they serve safe. That’s why this year for National Food Safety Month (NFSM), ServSafe’s goal is to help everyone — from frontline food handlers to executives — focus on the skills and knowledge that create a culture of food safety.

Between August 29 and October 2, the experts at ServSafe will curate free content including checklists, white papers, posters, and webinars focused on essential skills at every level. These include:
  • Week 1 – Food Handler: Basic food safety checklists and cooking time & temperature guides
  • Week 2 – Food Manager: A manager’s guide to passing health inspections and checklists to perform restaurant self-inspections
  • Week 3 – Multi-unit Operator: A manager’s guide to developing a culture of food safety
  • Week 4 – Executive Team: An executive white paper on Developing a Culture of Food Safety and a food safety culture scorecard
  • Week 5 – Beyond Times and Temperatures: A food allergens breakroom poster and Responsible Alcohol Service support materials
“The dining public should know that restaurants take food safety training seriously and are some of the safest businesses people frequent. National Food Safety Month is a way to bring that to the forefront for consumers,” said Sherman Brown, executive vice president of Business Services for the National Restaurant Association. “For more than 30 years, ServSafe has been the leader in preparing foodservice workers to deliver safe dining experiences for their guests, while also keeping themselves safe. With this content, we are helping operators and employees fortify their knowledge of food safety, while telling that story in their communities.”

NFSM, held annually in September, was created in 1994 by the National Restaurant Association to heighten awareness about the importance of food safety education. The 2022 NFSM is sponsored by Tork and Ecolab.

To join the NFSM conversation, follow ServSafe on Facebook and Twitter and use the hashtag #NFSM2022. For more information and the weekly resources, visit

About the National Restaurant Association

Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which comprises more than 1 million restaurant and foodservice outlets and a workforce of 15.5 million employees. Together with 52 State Associations, we are a network of professional organizations dedicated to serving every restaurant through advocacy, education, and food safety. We sponsor the industry's largest trade show (National Restaurant Association Show); leading food safety training and certification program (ServSafe); unique career-building high school program (the NRAEF's ProStart). For more information, visit and find @WeRRestaurants on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.