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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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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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This weeks ShoutOut! The Community Kitchen

Although The Community Kitchen is not a traditional restaurant I thought they deserved the first ShoutOut! The Community Kitchen located at Episcopal Community Services of Maryland in Baltimore, MD prepares men from disadvantage situations for work in the Hospitality industry. … Continue reading

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Protecting Consumers from Illness: Employee Training, More Regulation or both.

  Lets start with statistics.  According to the 2011 CDC estimates for domestically acquired illness, Norovirus is responsible for 58 % or 5.5 million cases a year.  See full report here. According to the CDC, “Outbreaks of norovirus illness have … Continue reading

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 November 7 , 2012 – Charlotte, North Carolina – Fresh Express Incorporated is conducting a voluntary, precautionary recall of a limited quantity of Fresh Express Spinach with a Use-by Date of November 7 and Product Code of S299B25 due to a possible … Continue reading

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NESQUIK recall

November 8, 2012 – Nestlé USA announced the voluntary recall of limited quantities of Nestlé NESQUIK® Chocolate Powder in the 10.9, 21.8 and 40.7 ounce canisters. The voluntary recall is limited to only NESQUIK Chocolate Powder, which was distributed nationally. … Continue reading

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Have you been to Hawaii lately?

On October 22, 2012,  Higa Meat & Pork Market, a Honolulu, HI establishment, is recalling approximately 4,100 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The following products are subject to recall: 10-lb. bags of “HIGA MARKET-GROUND … Continue reading

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I have been spending more time in Sue’s Kitchen, literally

I am on a secret project for a client and it involves me doing some food experimentation.  I can’t say much since it is hush hush, however, it is fun to play around again with spices, seasoning and different flavor … Continue reading

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Kroger to stop selling Sprouts. Dangers cited.

Kroger Co announced in a press release dated October 19th that they will stop selling raw sprouts on October 22, 2012.  I have talked about the risk of sprouts when teaching  ServSafe® Food Manager courses.  Sprouts have a long history … Continue reading

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