The Food Safety Book: What You Don’t Know Could Kill You Course

Credits: 14 CPEs for CDR, and 14 Sanitation CE for CBDM
Course Expiration: October 15, 2020
Professional Approvals: CDR, CBDM
Availability:Currently Available
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This course reviews information on how to purchase, store and prepare food in a safe manner to will reduce the risk of food borne illness.

There are three key themes discussed in this course:

  • Food Safety: How to handle, thaw, cook and store food correctly to reduce the risk of food borne illness.
  • Food Quality: How to select, transport and store food properly to retain its quality.
  • Food Longevity: Guidance on how long food will remain palatable when stored in different environments such shelf, refrigerator and freezer.

A guide to preventing, identifying and treating numerous foodborne illnesses is included. The 41 page “A to Z” guide for selecting and storing over 75 fruits and vegetables increases the value of this book.

Course includes hard copy book and 1 certificate.

Already have the book? Under “Product Options”, simply choose “Additional Certificate” to purchase the CPE self-study program.

Nancy puts the “nutrition” into “sports” in an evidence based, informative and practical easy to read way. For the RDN looking to broaden knowledge and skill sets, this course delivers in the application of science to the field to the plate.
- Leslie Bonci, MPH, RDN, CSSD, LDN
Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook, 6th Edition Course

After completing this continuing education course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Identify the four basic concepts of food safety
  2. Define and understand product-dating and grading guidelines.
  3. Apply principles for safe food purchasing and storing perishable and nonperishable food.
  4. Verbalize techniques to reduce food waste and keep food fresh longer.
  5. Describe safe food preparation and serving practices to prevent food borne illness.
  6. Explain at least 3 food hazards and how they could occur.
  7. Demonstrate methods for sanitizing and cleaning sinks and countertops.
  8. Define safe cooking methods for a variety of food types.
  9. Recognize foods to avoid when pregnant.
  10. Understand baby food do’s and don’ts.
  11. Identify safe food storage practices for left-over food.
  12. Apply techniques to safely prepare and serve holiday meals.
  13. Explain how to identify, prevent and treat of food borne illness.
  14. Understand the difference between foodborne illness and gastroenteritis.
  15. Recognize the common types and causes of foodborne illness.

This course is intended for: RDNs, NDTRs, and CBDMs

CDR Activity Number: 136952     Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed
CPE Level: 1

Suggested CDR Learning Needs Codes:

  • 7100 Institution/regulatory policies and procedures
  • 8000 Food Service Systems and Culinary Arts
  • 8018 Environmental, agriculture and tech influences on food systems
  • 8040 Food safety, HACCP and sanitation

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators/Practice Competencies:

  • 7.2.2 Develops and provides education and counseling on safe food-handling and sustainable practices to prevent and minimize contamination
  • 7.2.11 Applies knowledge of hygienic food preparation practices and causes of foodborne illness in food preparation.
  • 8.4.3 Uses a variety of cooking techniques, food preparation and production and delivery systems.
  • 8.4.5 Uses counseling techniques to promote behavior changes in food preparation.

Additional Performance Indicators may apply (including but not limited to): 8.2.1

Additional Learning Needs Codes and Performance Indicators may apply.


This course is also approved by the Certifying Board of Dietary Managers (CBDM).

Hours: 14 Sanitation CE

Approval number: 163854

Each CDM in attendance will be required to report their CE hours by logging into their online account at
CDMs are to retain a copy of the certificate of completion in the event they are audited.

From CBDM: “All CBDM Prior Approved programs are subjected to the CE hour limitations for a program type as defined by CBDM policy. For more information, please refer to The CBDM Guide to Maintaining your Credential”.

Mark Tamplin: Internationally recognized for research in pathogen ecology and virulence, Mark Tamplin’s career has encompassed research at the US Food & Drug Administration, University of Florida, and the US Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service. He currently works in Australia and the USA. Over his career, he has advised the World Health Organization, the United Nations Food & the United Nations Food & Agricultural Organization, and the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.

Mark Tamplin has published highly cited research in more than 100 journal articles and a dozen books, and has been interviewed by influential media—such as CNN, NBC Radio and The Washington Post. Numerous honors include appointment by the US Secretary of Agriculture to the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods. Mark is co-founder of the on-line database, ComBase.

Joe Kivett: Joe Kivett received a BA in speech communications and a BS in broadcast journalism from the University of Florida, and lives in downtown Orlando with his wife and daughter. They enjoy cycling, hiking and, of course, grocery shopping together.

Dr. Gerald Kivett: Discovering a passion for teaching and an interest in the medical field, Dr. Kivett received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Florida. Following six years of employment at two Naval Hospitals, he left active duty in the Navy and started his private practice in Orlando in 1984.

Educating his patients on a healthy lifestyle is an important aspect of his practice. Having seen a great number of food poisoning cases that could have been avoided with basic proper food safety knowledge, Dr. Kivett was pleased to write the chapter on foodborne illness in his son’s first published book, THE FOOD SAFETY BOOK. Dr. Kivett continues to stamp out disease as a family practice doctor in Orlando today.