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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 ....

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....

Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stay Healthy!


Posted: 04/02/2020
CORONAVIRUS What Can You Do? The next 30 days are paramount to help control the spread and 'flatten the curve' Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stay Healthy! There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends....

Coronavirus updates


Posted: 03/12/2020
CORONAVIRUS. What Can You Do?   There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including: Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Avoid touching....

NJ food handler with Hep A likely responsible for illnesses/death


Posted: 08/27/2019
NJ food handler worked with hepatitis A infection; 27 confirmed sick, 1 dead By News Desk on August 27, 2019 A food handler infected with hepatitis A who worked at New Jersey’s Mendham Golf and Tennis Club is likely responsible for 27 illnesses including one death. The outbreak, traced to the infected food handler who worked at the Mendham....

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....
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