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New guide available to help teach kids about food safety in the kitchen


Posted: 05/28/2019
By News Desk For parents, there’s no secret manual with all the food safety rules that should be kept in mind when preparing for and enjoying a cooking activity with kids. As one guide puts it, “cooking with kids can be an entertaining and educational experience. However, there are certain aspects of cooking that can also be dangerous....

It's National Pie Day!


Posted: 01/23/2019
Did you know pie originally appeared around 9500 BC as a way for the Greeks to preserve the food inside the pastry shell?  The pies were filled with fruit, nuts, fish and meat but the crust was often inedible.  Today, pies are made with a flaky, buttery crust and filled with our favorite fruit or meat and vegetable ....

Restaurant Robots Designed For Food Safety!


Posted: 01/11/2019
Cross-contamination is huge concern in the foodservice industry and Chowbotics has created a salad robot, named Sally, in an effort to reduce the risk of foodborne illness.  The robot was designed to be easily maintained and keep all ingredients separate and sanitary.  Is the future of food safety in the hands of robots?  Please click the link....

2019 Food Trends


Posted: 01/07/2019
The National Restaurant Association and the American Culinary Federation have released the annual chefs' survey report of culinary trends for 2019. According to the report, the following predictions made the top 10. Kids Meals- offering more global flavors and dishes in addition to more sliders/mini burgers options Produce- use of uncommon herbs like chervil, lovage, lemon balm and papalo. Also....

It's National Candy Cane Day!


Posted: 12/26/2018
Although the origin of the candy cane is unknown, legend has it a choirmaster in Germany handed out sugar sticks to keep the children quiet around the year 1670.  Celebrate the day by eating those candy canes on the trees, add a treat to your hot chocolate or crush them up and add to your favorite brownie or cake....

Its National Maple Syrup Day!


Posted: 12/17/2018
Celebrate the day adding maple syrup to a variety of recipes but know what you are using. Pancake syrups consumers typically use are made from corn syrup or sugar and only contain 1 to 5 percent maple syrup. Read the label carefully to ensure you are purchasing 100% pure maple syrup. Please visit link below for more maple syrup details....

Its National French Toast Day!


Posted: 11/28/2018
Did you know French toast is a Roman recipe dating back to fourth century? Celebrate by visiting the link below for strawberry cheesecake French toast recipes and more!  French Toast Recipes ....

The FDA Seeking Comments Regarding Naming Retailers During Recalls!


Posted: 09/27/2018
The FDA may be implementing a policy change that would mean the release of retailer names and locations that receive recalled food notices so consumers can more easily identify it. The current policy prohibits the release of this informaiton due to “confidential” business relationships. To read the full policy change draft, please visit the site below. https://www.fda....

TGIG! It's National Donut Day! Free Donuts!


Posted: 09/14/2018
It Is National Donut Day which means free donuts today at Krispy Kreme, Dunkin' Donuts and others. National Doughnut Day was established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to honor women who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I.  Click link below to read all restaurants giving free donuts!   Free Donut List ....

TGIF! Its National Beer Lovers Day!


Posted: 09/07/2018
Start your weekend off with an ice cold beer. To protect yourself from food borne illness, be sure the service staff handles glasses properly. Glasses should be held by the middle, bottom or stem; not by rim or any contact surface! #NationalBeerLoversDay #HRFoodSafe #KeepItSafe #ServeItSafe#FoodSafety ....
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