Food Safety Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

Food Safety Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are written practices and procedures that are critical to producing safe food. It is essential to have these SOPs in place and to train foodservice employees to use them. Use these files in MS Word® format or visit NFSMI's interactive website to customize food safety SOPs for your operation.  Published 2005. ET63-05.

Interactive Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) website - This resource provides sample food safety SOPs and worksheets that include the elements that can assist you when developing your food safety program.


Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Interactive Website
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Complete Manual in PDF format
The complete manual in PDF format for the Foodservice SOPs. Published 2005. Revised 2013. ET63-05.
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Complete Manual in Word Format
The complete manual in Microsoft Word format for the Foodservice SOPs. Published 2005. Revised 2013. ET63-05.
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Food Safety Checklist
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Food Safety Checklist
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Components of a Comprehensive Food Safety Program
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Components of a Comprehensive Food Safety Program
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Complex Food Process
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Complex Food Process
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No-Cook Process
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No-Cook Process
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Same Day Service Process
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Same Day Service Process
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Cleaning and Sanitizing Food Contact Surfaces
Foodservice SOPs in PDF format. 2013.
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Cleaning and Sanitizing Food Contact Surfaces
Foodservice SOPs in Word. 2013.
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Controlling Time and Temperature During Preparation
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Controlling Time and Temperature During Preparation
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Cooking Potentially Hazardous Foods
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Cooking Potentially Hazardous Foods
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Cooling Potentially Hazardous Foods
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Cooling Potentially Hazardous Foods
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Date Marking Ready-to-Eat, Potentially Hazardous Foods
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Date Marking Ready-to-Eat, Potentially Hazardous Foods
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Employee Food Safety Training Record
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Employee Food Safety Training Record
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Handling a Food Recall
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Handling a Food Recall
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Holding Hot and Cold Potentially Hazardous Foods
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Holding Hot and Cold Potentially Hazardous Foods
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Personal Hygiene
Foodservice SOPs in PDF format. 2013.
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Personal Hygiene
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Preventing Contamination at Food Bars
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Preventing Contamination at Food Bars
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Preventing Cross-Contamination During Storage and Preparation
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Preventing Cross-Contamination During Storage and Preparation
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Receiving Deliveries
Foodservice SOPs in PDF format. 2013.
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Receiving Deliveries
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Reheating Potentially Hazardous Foods
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Reheating Potentially Hazardous Foods
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Serving Food
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Serving Food
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Storing and Using Poisonous or Toxic Chemicals
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Storing and Using Poisonous or Toxic Chemicals
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Transporting Food to Remote Sites (Satellite Kitchens)
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Transporting Food to Remote Sites (Satellite Kitchens)
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Using and Calibrating Thermometers
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Using and Calibrating Thermometers
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Using Suitable Utensils When Handling Ready-to-Eat Foods
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Using Suitable Utensils When Handling Ready-to-Eat Foods
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Using Time Alone as a Public Health Control to Limit Bacteria Growth in Potentially Hazardous Food
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Using Time Alone as a Public Health Control to Limit Bacteria Growth in Potentially Hazardous Foods
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Washing Fruits and Vegetables
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Washing Fruits and Vegetables
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Washing Hands
Foodservice SOPs in PDF format. 2013.
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Washing Hands
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Cooking and Reheating Temperature Log
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Cooking and Reheating Temperature Log
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Cooling Temperature Log
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Cooling Temperature Log
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Damaged or Discarded Product Log
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Damaged or Discarded Product Log
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Food Contact Surfaces Cleaning and Sanitizing Log
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Food Contact Surfaces Cleaning and Sanitizing Log
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Production Log
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Production Log
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Receiving Log
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Receiving Log
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Refrigeration Log
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Refrigeration Log
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Thermometer Calibration Log
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Thermometer Calibration Log
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Summary of Corrective Actions for HACCP-Based SOPs
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Summary of Corrective Actions for HACCP-Based SOPs
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Summary Table for Monitoring and Verifying HACCP-Based SOP Record
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Summary Table for Monitoring and Verifying HACCP-Based SOP Record
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Summary Table of Record Keeping for HACCP-Based SOP
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Summary Table of Record Keeping for HACCP-Based SOP
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Reference List
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Reference List
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Resource List
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Resource List
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Food Allergy Standard Operating Procedure—Serving Safe Food to Students with Food Allergies
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Food Safety SOP - Assembling a Body Fluid Cleanup Kit
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Food Safety SOP - Cleaning and Disinfecting Body Fluid Spills
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Food Safety SOP - Communicating During a Foodborne Illness Outbreak
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Food Safety SOP - Communicating Norovirus Prevention Methods
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