Category Archives: food safety

Is your facility allergy friendly?

Do you have an allergen program? Do you “just know” what products you sell contain an allergen? Without looking, what are the allergens in Hot Dogs, Crackers or Potato chips? Now go look. Were you right?  Did you possibly miss … Continue reading

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Are you the cause of foodborne illness and not even know?

Have you ever had a foodborne illness outbreak at your facility? Most will answer NO!  But how do you really know? The CDC estimates that 48 million people will be ill from a foodborne illness each year.  That is one … Continue reading

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Employee Illness: Are you following FDA recommendations?

UPDATE:  09/12/17 SMF Training now offers a free employee illness training for your use.  The training takes approximately 10 minutes and briefly explains what foodborne illness is, the causes, symptoms, why it is important to report illness to management, prevention, … Continue reading

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Allergens: Prevention steps every restaurant should take

Part 2  of 3 Allergens: Prevention What should a restaurant do to prevent problems? As with every part of your food safety management system, prevention is the best method. Informing employees of potential problems starts the conversation of prevention. Many … Continue reading

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Allergens: Are you putting your business at risk?

Part 1 of a 3 part series Do you have an allergen safety program? If not your are putting your consumers and your business at risk.  In this three part series we will discuss what allergens are, what restaurants  are … Continue reading

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Why independent restaurant owners should embrace 3rd party inspections.

Most if not all major restaurant chains participate in third party inspections on a regular basis.  Why?  Accountability of staff and desire to strive to be the best. The owner or stockholder must stay informed if they are going to … Continue reading

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Susan Farace becomes CP-FS, Food Safety Audits added a service provided.

PRESS RELEASE   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Susan Farace, SMF Training & Consulting, 410-687-1015   Susan Farace Earns Certified Professional of Food Safety Distinction Essex, MD October 8, 2014 Susan Farace, owner of SMF Training & Consulting has earned a Certification … Continue reading

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What you need to know about Shell Eggs in food service.

EGGS!  When I conduct my Food Manager trainings the subject of eggs comes up a lot! Here are the Maryland Regulations,  from where to store them to what documentation you need to keep for inspections.   Purchasing Only purchase from … Continue reading

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Large recall affecting many pre-made salads and other ready to eat products

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 3, 2013 – Reser’s Fine Foods, Inc. of Beaverton, Oregon is voluntarily expanding its October 22, 2013 recall of refrigerated ready-to-eat products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria is an organism which can cause serious and … Continue reading

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It is all fun and games until there is an outbreak…

We have been having a lot of fun and education over on our Facebook page.  Our series on the #4keys to #foodsafety is moving along and we are now talking cleaning and sanitizing.  Our Facebook contests have expanded to Twitter … Continue reading

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