To spotlight the restaurant industry's ongoing commitment to food safety, the National Restaurant Association announced this year's National Food Safety Month (NFSM) theme will be "Let it Flow," focusing on the flow of food through a restaurant.

NFSM, held annually in September, was created in 1994 by the NRA to heighten awareness about the importance of food safety education. The NRA offers free resources for foodservice industry professionals and this year will highlight tips for a number of food safety topics including receiving, storage, thawing and holding, preparation and service.

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"With our industry serving 130 million meals daily, food safety is always a top priority for the country's one million restaurant and foodservice establishments," said Phil Kafarakis, Chief Innovation & Member Advancement Officer for the National Restaurant Association. "Every September, we look forward to highlighting the industry's commitment to food safety education. This year, we are excited to share a variety of new resources with vital food safety tips and best practices."

For the fifth consecutive year, NFSM is sponsored by SCA, maker of the Tork brand of Away-from-Home professional hygiene products in North America. SCA's Tork brand is committed to food safety education and hygiene product solutions.

"SCA is proud to sponsor National Food Safety Month," said Suzanne Cohen, Foodservice Marketing Director, with SCA's North American Away From Home Professional Hygiene Business. "The month helps to recognize the commitment to food safety in all areas of foodservice operations."

New training tools and resources are available for National Food Safety Month including activities, posters, infographics and videos. To join the conversation, follow @ServSafe on Twitter and use the hashtag #FoodSafetyMonth.