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Francine Shaw

President/CEO of Savvy Food Safety, Inc.

Francine L. Shaw is President/CEO of Savvy Food Safety, Inc. which offers a robust roster of services, including consulting, auditing, expert writing/updating and implementation of HACCP plans, food safety education, food safety inspections, curriculum development, and more. Francine’s diverse background includes spending over 20 years in the foodservice industry, beginning as an hourly employee and eventually an operating partner. She continued her career as a food safety expert working in academia, regulatory, public, and private sector, her company has performed thousands of food safety inspections – for both local health departments and the private sector and trained tens of thousands of individuals in food safety. Francine is a well-respected industry thought leader, speaking and working on programs around the globe; she has been featured as a food safety expert in numerous media outlets, including the BBC World Series Radio, Dr. Oz Show, the Huffington Post, iHeartRadio, Convenience Store Decisions, Food Safety News, Food Management Magazine, EATER, Food Service Consultants Society International, and QSR Magazine.
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Food Safety Training and Education Lead to Food Safety Culture

9/16/2019

By Francine Shaw

President/CEO of Savvy Food Safety, Inc.

Food safety culture, food safety education, food safety training – all phrases that we hear daily in the foodservice industry. While they sound similar, they are not synonymous. In my opinion as a food safety expert, there’s a huge difference between food safety education and food safety training. Food safety education is an ongoing effort to teach foodservice professionals about more than just the “basics.” It’s helping them understand why food safety is so important, the proper protocols to follow, how to prevent contamination, cross-contact, etc. – on an ongoing basis. 

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