News and Notes

Listeria Outbreak - Fresh Express and Dole packaged salads


Posted: 12/26/2021
Packaged salads from Fresh Express and Dole have been linked to two listeria outbreaks in the US.  Listeria is a bacteria that can cause a deadly infection, with symptoms like headaches and fever. The companies are recalling several of their products after 22 people were hospitalized.  Fresh Express and Dole are recalling several of their packaged salads after....

Holiday Recipes


Posted: 12/20/2021
The Holidays have arrived and we wanted to share some recipes from the USDA.  What is your favorite Holiday food? https://www.usda.gov/media/blog/2021/12/07/five-healthy-recipes-holiday-season ....

Reduce the Spread of Viruses- Some Handwashing Tips


Posted: 12/15/2021
Cold and Flu Season have arrived along with the continuation of COVID-10. Here are some handwashing tips to help reduce the spread of viruses from ServSafe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jz3aoqvBKzQ&list=PLWyMTadJPB0-xuEJKqzk7VkAG4OxTC0Pr&index=21&t=2s ....

ServSafe Class 2/17/21


Posted: 02/25/2021
Good morning Bud,  Thank you for your time yesterday, I love the passion you put into the class, it made it easier to remember key components of the test.  I'm sure I didn't get that close to 100%, but would be disappointed if I got less then an 85...   Later,  John UPDATE...scored....

ServSafe Dining Commitment!


Posted: 09/11/2020
Want to be sure your eating at an establishment that exemplifies food safety? Check out this link to search for restaurants that have made the 2020 ServSafe Dining Commitment!   https://www.servsafedining.org/#info ....

Outbreak Investigation of Salmonella Newport: Red Onions (July 2020)


Posted: 08/19/2020
Outbreak Investigations & Safety Advisories The following is an update from FDA of concern to our subscribers. Outbreak Investigation of Salmonella Newport: Red Onions (July 2020)   Do not eat, sell, or serve recalled onions from Thomson International, Inc. or products containing recalled onions August 18, 2020   The FDA, along with CDC, Canadian, state, and local partners, is....

Class feedback Andover August 3, 2020


Posted: 08/03/2020
Hello Bud, I took the ServSafe class today in Andover with Breanne Mullen and wanted to let you know that she did a great job teaching the material. Very thorough and very high energy. She covered an amazing amount of material in such a short time. It was very informative. Sincerely, Chris ....

UPDATED: Fresh Express’s cyclospora outbreak now spans eight states and three provinces


Posted: 07/10/2020
By News Desk on July 9, 2020  https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2020/07/fresh-expresss-cyclospora-outbreak-now-spans-eight-states-and-three-provinces/ Editor’s note: Late this afternoon the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its patient count for this outbreak. The U.S. patient count has topped 500, now standing at 509. A troublesome Cyclospora outbreak continues to grow in North America with 37 confirmed cases in....

FREE COVID-19 TRAINING AND RESOURCES


Posted: 07/08/2020
Coronavirus is on everyone's mind as its effects are being felt around the world. We're all concerned for the health and safety of our families, friends, and colleagues. Please know that we at ServSafe are taking all necessary measures to safeguard our staff while ensuring that your food safety needs can be met. We are taking enhanced steps....

Fresh Express salad recall includes 90 products — all from same plant


Posted: 06/30/2020
Check it out! https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2020/06/fresh-express-salad-recall-includes-90-products-all-from-same-plant/ ....
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