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Preventing Foodborne Illnesses

Training is a top factor in preventing foodborne illnesses. When it comes to food handling, even small mistakes can cause big problems, from medical to financial. Training to prevent foodborne illnesses needs to focus on specific requirements for the job. When it comes to foodservice businesses, employees need to understand that they are the first […]

Keep Your Food Safe Before a Storm

Food Safety When the Power Goes Out

Food safety is a priority for any foodservice business, but it becomes much more difficult to maintain food safety when the power goes out. Whether it’s an ice storm, summer thunderstorm, hurricane or other reason, you only have a limited of time in the dark before that food becomes dangerous to eat. So how can […]

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Restaurant Appearance Matters

Your restaurant’s appearance matter. Just think about wht the people notice first when they walk into your restaurant. It’s likely the smell followed by the décor. In most restaurants, you won’t notice the food until you’ve had a chance to sit down and get a look at the surrounding tables. Even if you enter a […]

Be Smart About Your Cleaning

Where Bacteria Hide in your Kitchen

It’s no secret that bacteria hide everywhere. Contrary to popular belief, many of the germiest areas in a restaurant, business or home are in the kitchen, not the restroom. With their proximity to food, those germs can cause potentially dangerous foodborne illnesses. A recent study from NSF International looked at 14 common kitchen items for […]

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Gloves and Food Contact

Disposable gloves are a vital resource in any restaurant kitchen. Combined with proper handwashing, they’re a top way to reduce the spread of germs and bacteria that can cause dangerous foodborne illnesses. Direct bare hand contact with ready-to-eat foods is prohibited, according to the Food and Drug Administration. That includes foods that do not require […]

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Quick Reference: Restaurant Dry Food Storage Safety

Foodborne illnesses are a top concern for any foodservice establishment. They can come from a variety of sources along the food chain: anywhere from the farm to improper cooking to improper storage can cause a devastating illness. Here is a quick reference for storing dry foods to prevent cross-contamination and spoilage. Store food at least 6 inches above the […]

What are Foodborne Illnessnes and How Can you Prevent Them?

What are Foodborne Illnessnes and How Can you Prevent Them?

We write a lot on this blog about foodborne illnesses: prevention, their costs, sanitation, etc. So, what are foodborne illnesses and how can you prevent them?  There are three main types: physical, chemical and biological. Physical: This is when a foreign object falls into someone’s food and he or she eats it. For example, a piece […]

Personal Hygiene Matters in Your Restaurant

Personal Hygiene = Restaurant Hygiene

Your appearance matters. I am not talking about your looks; I am talking about appearance: your hair, clothing, even your fingernails – they all matter if you work in a restaurant. And it comes down to health and safety. Good personal hygiene is imperative for restaurant employees as a way to reduce cross-contamination and the […]

Proper Restaurant Cleaning And Maintenance Will Save You Money

Kitchen Germs and How to Clean Them

Many people believe bathrooms, whether public or in their home or offices, are the germiest places in a building. The truth is that some of the most dangerous bacteria live in your kitchen. The germs can cause all kinds of easily-spreadable diseases such as the cold, flu and stomach viruses. Most of these germs are […]