Sponsors should order a test meal each day for the purpose of taking and recording the temperatures of all potentially hazardous hot and cold foods. Test meals are reimbursable. Food, Nutrition and Wellness (FNW)'s state monitors have been trained to be diligent in documenting temperatures of potentially hazardous foods and to review sponsor-recorded food temperature documentation during their on-site reviews.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, FNW Section, is committed to ensuring that children participating in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) receive high-quality, nutritious, and safe food. Preparations must be made and precautions must be taken to ensure that foods are kept at the proper temperature: hot meals–140° F or above; cold meals–40° or below.
Please see pages 46 – 47 of the 2012 Administrative Guidance for Sponsors for more information on safety rules. FNW has also developed a video entitled "Food Safety Training" that sponsors can use when training their staff.
The video can be viewed online at http://www.freshforfloridakids.com/Sponsors/Regulatory/FoodSafetyandDisasterPlans.aspx.
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