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FestivalNet Food Ventors News
March 2019

Hello FestivalNet member,

As a food vendor, you have the opportunity to work some amazing events including weddings, birthday parties and corporate shindigs. But are you ready if something goes wrong? Like food poisoning? Keep reading for some tips on protecting your business.

“While we can never do enough for our defenders and first responders, we can always do a little more.” That’s the inspiration which guides this month’s Giving Tree recipient. Learn more about the Gary Sinese Foundation, below.


Marisa Morgan
FN Newsletter Editor

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Don’t Get Caught in a Lawsuit! Implement These Food Safety Tips Before Your Next Catering Event
By Food Liability Insurance Program 

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Imagine you're serving food at a wedding reception and the guests fall ill after consuming your food! How would you respond? Food poisoning can happen to any caterer and it is important to make sure your business is covered.

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Melissa Conarton and Jesse Abbott contracted a catering company to serve food at their wedding reception. There were over 100 people that got sick and 22 that were hospitalized overnight. According to court papers, the caterer's macaroni and cheese was statistically significant for staphylococcus aureus, a gastrointestinal illness. The couple sued for damages in order to pay their guest's medical bills and the caterer countersued for lack of payment for their services.

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Everyone Appreciates Event Ratings!

We work hard to give you all the tools you need to find and book festivals, fairs, and events of all sizes! The one thing we can't do is rate the events that you attend and vend at. Only you can do that. Rating events helps other folks immensely.

Please help us make Festival and Promoter Ratings a stronger part of the FN toolbox. You'll find a link to recently ended events on your My Account page.

Better yet, bookmark this page for frequent visiting! Happy Rating! 

The FestivalNet Giving Tree

This month we put an apple on our Giving Tree for The Gary Sinise Foundation. The non-profit honors our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities.

Our Jill of all Trades, Shawn Kilby, chose the Gary Sinise Foundation to receive a portion of our gross profits this month.

See all our apples up on our Giving Tree page!

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