Improving Dining Health Safety Outcomes

An alliance of restaurants, health departments and food safety suppliers and experts determined to keep the public safe.

✓ Standardized Food Safety Scoring​

✓ Restaurant Staff Educational Programs

✓ Member Events, Tools and Resources

Restaurants, suppliers and health departments face more challenges than ever before.

The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic created economic hardship and increased complexity for the restaurant industry to keep its customers and employees safe. Past food safety models no longer fit today’s health concerns. Health safety guidelines and rating systems were inconsistent across jurisdictions, making it challenging to ensure consumer or industry confidence at a national level.

We’re empowering restaurants and health departments to improve food safety.​

Aligning Key Players

With a deep understanding of today’s food safety challenges, we are creating meaningful dialogue and practical solutions across the industry.

Developing Standards

Along with key partners we’ve created a nationally consistent restaurant food safety scoring system.

Creating Better Solutions

Our courses address the foodborne illness risks in “Serving Food Safely” & “Delivering Food Safely” with an emphasis on COVID-19.

We’re a team of educators and food safety experts working to improve public health.

“During my work as a board certified emergency department physician and department chief, a 22 year old man died from foodborne illness and it really impacted me. I decided we need to have a tool that helps people choose safe restaurants and helps restaurants improve – most are doing a good job but some are doing a poor job. Part of the problem is understanding causality and then focusing education. My team and I are members of, or have partnered, with these organizations to explore the issues.” – Dr. Harlan Stueven
“I want to first thank you very much for your participation in the workgroup making improvements and advancements in the Milwaukee grading system. I truly appreciate your expertise and support.” – Claire Evers, Deputy Commissioner of Environmental Health
“We now have the right training, processes, and oversight to keep our customers and staff safe. We have piece of mind we are doing the best we can for our customers.” – Oscar Vidals, Owner, Delancy’s
“As a sponsor of Dining Safety Alliance, we believe in the organization’s strategy and shared vision. We feel like we are supporting something important and of value to the community.” – Steve Ardagh, President, Eagle

How it Works

Restaurants: Claim Your Business

Find your restaurant in the directory, claim it and create a membership registration to access your confidential dashboard. You’ll also get access to critical training for staff.

Food Safety Suppliers and Hospitality Vendors

Join in the conversation and get in front of our members who need your products and services.

Health Departments: Join Our Efforts

Learn about our research projects and consultative services and join the conversation about evolving food safety and health best practices.

Allies and Advocates: Join Our Efforts

We welcome anyone passionate about food safety to join our efforts. Share your ideas, volunteer your time or support us with your tax deductible donations.

Together we can fix the problems that matter faster to ensure health and the economic viability of the industry.

The restaurant industry is comprised of many stakeholders, each with its own perspective around ensuring health safety in restaurants. Yet mitigating food-related illnesses requires all parties – the restaurants, their suppliers, the health departments, and the medical community to operate as a unit that puts the public’s health above individual needs. We call this the Dining Safety Alliance, which is grounded in a shared purpose and belief in dining health safety.

The Dining Safety Alliance is dedicated to co-creating clarity in the context of the health safety challenges at hand. All parties that impact restaurant food safety are committed to meaningful dialogue to further the design of tools and resources that support restaurant health safety.
Harlan Stueven MD

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