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Food Safety at Publix

Food is what we do.

smiling Publix checkout associate

So it goes without saying−we take food safety very seriously. All Publix associates receive thorough food safety training, specific to the tasks they perform. Store managers and associates who handle fresh foods in the deli, bakery, meat, seafood, and produce departments, as well as the Aprons kiosk, receive even more extensive training. And all Publix food safety training includes instruction on proper food handling, hygiene, food storage, cleaning and sanitation, and pest management.

In addition, we take the following food safety measures in all Publix stores.

  • We use a nationally accredited Food Protection Manager Certification training program to help our management associates with food safety knowledge and techniques.
  • All Publix stores receive monthly cleaning and sanitation focus visits from sanitation specialists. Stores also have bi-annual food safety audits, conducted by an independent, professional food safety management organization that reviews our food safety practices and helps our associates understand the key practices to maintain a safe food handling environment.

We make sure your food stays safe in our stores. Now learn how you can keep food safe at home.