At MARTIN’S, we believe offering safe, wholesome, high quality products in clean, modern and attractive stores is the foundation for consumer confidence. MARTIN’S, actively promotes safe and responsible products by continually reinforcing established policies and procedures through associate training and education programs throughout our organization. When sourcing products, especially our Own Store Brand we take into consideration product safety, quality, the environment, animal welfare and working conditions. In addition, we are committed to providing useful information to consumers interested in food safety, nutrition, and product handling.
Offering quality food products always has been and will continue to be a top priority at MARTIN’S. We stand by our record of excellence and welcome any comments on how we can enhance our already strong food safety program. If you have any questions regarding food safety please contact us.
4 Easy Lessons in Safe Food Handling
Food handling safety risks at home are more common than most people think. The four easy lessons of Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill can help prevent harmful bacteria from making your family sick.
Bacteria can spread throughout the kitchen
and get on hands, cutting boards, knives & countertops. Frequent cleaning can keep that from happening.
Cross-contamination is how bacteria spreads. Keep raw meat, poultry, and seafood and their juices away from ready-to-eat foods.
Even for experienced cooks, the improper heating and preparation of food means bacteria can survive.
Bacteria spreads fastest at temperatures between 40 °F and 140 °F, so chilling food properly is one of the most effective ways to reduce the risk of foodborne illness.
Scrub Club is a fun interactive Web site that teaches children the proper way to wash their hands. Watch a webisode, play a game or sing along to the Scrub Club theme song! Downloadable activity materials for kids and materials for teachers, too!