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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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Norovirus: What can you do to protect yourself and others.

I start each class with a review of  some CDC statistics.  Is it part of the ServSafe curriculum? No. Why do I do it?  One simple answer, I want my students to understand how easy it is to have a … 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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Food Poisoning vs. Foodborne Illness

1 in 6 Americans will become affected by Foodborne Illness every year.  Please note that I said, “Foodborne Illness” and not food poisoning.  Although most people refer to upset stomach, vomiting and diarrhea after eating a suspect food as food poisoning … Continue reading

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Food imports on the rise: A real Food Safety Concern?

We have all heard in the news and on my Facebook page over the last year of all the different recalls.  Many have been domestically produced foods.  However, with food imports on the rise and the US depending on countries … Continue reading

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