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FDA Develops Materials on Sanitation Concerns with Deli Slicers

Thursday, February 10, 2011

(American Meat Institute)

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has developed a poster and flyer designed to raise awareness of sanitation concerns with commercial deli slicers commonly used to slice meats, cheeses and produce in food stores, delis, restaurants and other foodservice establishments.

The poster, targeted to operators of food establishments and their front line food employees, is suitable for posting near deli slicers, and explains the importance of proper slicer maintenance and highlights examples of hard-to-clean problem areas on deli slicers.

The flyer, targeted to food safety professionals, offers tips to ensure deli slicers are being properly cleaned and maintained and when slicers should be removed from service until repaired or replaced.

The new poster and flyer are available in both English and Spanish at no charge and can be ordered at http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Food/ResourcesForYou/UCM222258.pdf.

For orders greater than 500, contact Shirley Turpin at shirley.turpin@fda.hhs.gov.

The documents can also be downloaded from the web at: http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodSafety/RetailFoodProtection/IndustryandRegulatory


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