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How to Make Sure Restaurant Employees Practice Critical Food Safety Routines

FSAI courses teach the skills that your food service workers need to keep your restaurant – and your patrons – safe. Trainees who take the course learn how to keep food service areas free from chemical and bacterial contaminants, how to store foods properly, how to cook foods to correct internal temperatures and many other [...]

August 12th, 2017|Food Safety|0 Comments

Is Your Restaurant Protecting Your Patrons from Contaminated Food?

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 48 million Americans contract foodborne illnesses every year. About 3,000 of those people die. If your business serves food, those are frightening statistics. Do your employees know how to prevent the most common foodborne illnesses? In today’s post, let’s get to know the most common bacteria and viruses [...]

August 10th, 2017|Food Safety|0 Comments

It’s Time to Toss the “Five Second Rule”

The “five second rule” states that if you drop food on the floor and it stays there for five seconds or fewer, it is safe to eat. The rule has become part of popular culture. The only problem is, the rule is completely wrong. According to recent research from Rutgers University, any food that hits [...]

August 2nd, 2017|Food Safety|0 Comments

Are You Ready to Train Short-Term Food Service Workers?

Are you staffing up your restaurant operations for the summer, for the December holidays, for a golf or tennis tournament, or for other high-activity periods? If so, you are not alone. Many food-service operations hire students and other temporary employees to help cover “crunch” periods. And many of those businesses face a troubling choice. They [...]

July 30th, 2017|Food Safety|0 Comments

Food Safety Is a Life and Death Issue for All of Us

It's crucial for food producers, processors, handlers and consumers to pay attention to food safety. Foodborne illness affects quality of life for all of us, because it transmits diseases that cause short and long-term health problems and, sometimes, death. Many Maladies, Many Impacts The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that food is the medium through [...]

July 24th, 2017|Food Safety|0 Comments

6 Foods Surprisingly Susceptible to Contamination

Everyone has heard about the perils of consuming undercooked meat, poultry and fish, but many kinds of food may cause food poisoning. Although it won't soothe a roiling stomach or cool a fever when you are suffering from one of many forms of food toxins, the Foodsafety.gov website is chockfull of information to help you trace [...]

July 24th, 2017|Food Safety|0 Comments

Becoming Aware of Common Food Allergies & Sensitivities

What at first tastes delicious can cause itchy danger for some people. According to WebMD, about 90 percent of food allergies are caused by eggs, fish, milk, peanuts, shellfish, soy foods and tree nuts (such as walnuts) as well as wheat and other grains containing gluten, such as barley and rye. What is healthful for [...]

July 21st, 2017|Food Allergies|0 Comments