Tag Archives: food safety

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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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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Has your image been damaged by poor food safety practices and brand mismatch?

What does your image say?  My daughter plays travel soccer and we are often out of town.  Stopping for a bite to eat when you know the risks of food-borne illness can be a little tricky.  Sometimes we pick a … Continue reading

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Have a Food Safe 4th of July

  A few of my top food safety tips for keeping your food safe. Most likely during this extended weekend you will host or be invited to a party.  Here are some simple prevention tips for having a wonderful and … 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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 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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Sunland, Inc Peanut Butter Recall is expanding…newest update

According to a press release issued on 09/25/12 by Falcon Trading Company, Inc./SunRidge Farms of Royal Oaks, CA a voluntary recall of the following products has been issued.  Other Sunland products have already been recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination. … Continue reading

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Beef recalled in Canada for E.coli yet to be recalled in the US

update: 10/08/12   The FSIS has updated information on the previous Public Health Alert.  ”Previously, FSIS reported that approximately 890,000 pounds of boneless beef trim were received by U.S. firms from XL Foods, Inc. After conducting effectiveness checks, FSIS now … Continue reading

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