When I chose my current profession, I never realized all the doors of knowledge and experience I would open. The food and beverage industry is a vast and complex system. We often joke about things like the 5-second rule or being able to kill germs by throwing something in the deep-fryer, but in all seriousness we have been charged with the health and safety of the global community. That community includes your family, friends, acquaintances and strangers. When you think about it, the task of food safety seems a bit daunting.