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01-26-18 HRFoodSafe Newsletter


Posted: 01/26/2018
We are now teaching in Ohio! Check out the latest HRFoodSafe newsletter to read more about our new class locations. Access the newsletter here. ....

Beef Products Under Recall Due to Possible Listeria Contamination


Posted: 01/25/2018
Image Credit: USDA FSIS 3,420 pounds of beef meatballs products are under recall due to a possible Listeria contamination. The states affected by the recall are: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. The lot code on the packaging is: 15507351. To read more about the recall, visit the USDA Food Safety and....

2018 Food Trends


Posted: 01/23/2018
Image Credit: Beyond Meat According to Food Dive, these are the six foods that will be trending in 2018: Botanicals, transparent foods, ethnic foods, science-based foods, sustainable foods, and indulgent foods. To read more about these food trends, visit the original article on Food Dive here.  ....

Vinyl Gloves: Are they Safe for Food Preparation?


Posted: 01/22/2018
Image Credit: Amazon According to growing scientific evidence, vinyl gloves aren't all that safe to use in food preparation operations. Vinyl gloves are made with a synethic plastic polymer that has a significant amount of chlorine. As a result, vinyl gloves have been linked with pollution and adverse health effects. To read more about vinyl gloves and its....

Allergen Training: Why is it Important?


Posted: 01/18/2018
Image Credit: Canva It is estimated that 15 million people in the United States have one or more food allergy. The most common foods that people are allergic to are: peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, soy/tofu, and wheat/gluten.  It is important that food handlers are aware of these allergens and that food handlers avoid allergens when....

Major Brands Recall Ice Cream Due to Listeria Contamination


Posted: 01/15/2018
Image Credit: Canva Dozens of ice cream brands are recalling their products due to Listeria contamination. Aldi, Market Basket, Dollar Tree, and Kroger are a few of the merchants affected. To read more about the recall, visit FoodSafetyNews.com here. ....

Romaine Lettuce is Likely Behind E. Coli Outbreak


Posted: 01/09/2018
Image Credit: Consumer Reports The cause of the E. coli outbreak that has sickened 59 people in the US and Canada is still unknown, but romaine lettuce appears to be the likely culprit. Consumer Reports advises people against consuming romaine lettuce at this time. To read more about the outbreak and to learn about the investigative efforts of the....

Food Service Workers and the Hepatitis A Vaccine


Posted: 01/08/2018
Image Credit: FoodSafetyNews.com Currently, the CDC does not require food service workers to be vaccinated for the Hepatitis A virus. This is a missed opportunity on the CDC's part to help reduce foodborne illness. In San Diego last year, 577 people were sickened due to Hepatitis A. 20 people died and 396 people were hospitalized. This could....

01-04-18 HRFoodSafe Newsletter


Posted: 01/04/2018
Check out the latest newsletter from HRFoodSafe here. In this newsletter, we go over the new ServSafe class schedule, cover the recent FDA audit, provide some food safety tips, and detail the latest food recalls.      ....

01-02-18 Class Feedback


Posted: 01/02/2018
"I've been meaning to inform you that I thoroughly enjoyed the instructor of this class! She made the material fun to learn yet made it clear how serious it is to know the information she taught. She deserves many kudos!" - Kristen Thank you Joan for your hardwork and great attitude! ....
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