The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA) announced Thursday the first 12 restaurants and hotels to achieve the FRLA Seal of Commitment, demonstrating their dedication to enhanced safety and sanitation practices. Establishments across Florida have achieved the seal, with dozens more in progress, representing the statewide commitment of the hospitality industry to the health and safety of employees and guests. Seal of Commitment achievers in Southwest Florida include Shangri-La Springs/Harvest & Wisdom in Bonita Springs, Burg’r Bar in Punta Gorda and Michael’s on East in Sarasota. To qualify for the FRLA seal, businesses must ensure that all managers have a current food manager certification, all employees have a current Florida food handler certificate, and all employees have completed the FRLA COVID-19 Sanitation & Safety Course. Additionally, establishments must meet specific sanitation standards outlined in the FRLA Seal of Commitment guidelines. To learn more about the FRLA Seal of Commitment or to apply for the designation, visit frla.org/sealofcommitment.