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How to select, clean, cook and eat a soft shell crab

I grew up in Maryland and spent my youthful summers at my Grandparents house on Tilghman Island, MD. Much of my day was filled with fishing and crabbing. From a young age I learned early how to properly prepare some … Continue reading

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Allergens: Creating an Allergy Safety Plan

Allergens: Part 3 of 3 Creating an Allergy Safety Plan I hope you found the information in the previous 2 segments useful.  We will now take that information and help you create a plan that will provide a seamless and … 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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Pizza: The great debate over crust, sauce and toppings.

How you like your pizza is a personal choice. Thin crust, thick crust, crispy or chewy.  Do you like a sweet red sauce, little sauce, a lot of sauce or white sauce.   Toppings, don’t get me started there.  How … Continue reading

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The Stomach Flu or Bug does not exist…

When you have vomiting, diarrhea and low grade fever what you have  is called Gastroenteritis. Yes, the Stomach Flu or Bug is easier to say but it distracts from what the likely cause is.  Foodborne Illness.  Bacteria or Virus found … Continue reading

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We tried the new Pillsbury® Key Lime Cookies

Sue was inside the kitchen today trying out the new Pillsbury® Key Lime Cookie mix I don’t know if these are new to you but they sure are to me.  I have been seeing them prominently displayed in every store I … Continue reading

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Are you a recent Graduate looking for a job in the hospitality industry?

Are you a  recent Graduate that is looking for a summer job but can’t seem to find one even in the busy restaurant / hospitality trade? SMF Training Solutions wants to improve your chances of being hired and being retained … 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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Cherry Tomato Recall

On November 21, 2012,  Rio Queen Citrus, Inc. of Mission, TX is recalled 840 cartons of 12/1 Dry Pints of Mexican cherry tomatoes in “Karol” brand boxes, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  The tomatoes were sold … Continue reading

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