News and Notes

Food Safety Training Needs to be a Priority!


Posted: 08/24/2018
Popular restaurant chains are under scrutiny after hundreds of people across multiple states in the US have become ill from foodborne illness. Food Safety training is an added expense but is worth the cost. Managers should be proactive not reactive when it comes to food safety. Once an outbreak occurs, it is more costly to the business because of attorney....

07-30-18 Class Feedback


Posted: 08/01/2018
Just wanted to thank you for sending Breanne to us on Monday (7-30-18).  She was knowledgeable, animated and a great presenter.   Please let her know that we all appreciated her making learning fun! Thank you for all your hard work Breanne! ....

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
  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 Inspection Service website here....

2018 Food Trends


Posted: 01/23/2018
  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
  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 problems, visit FoodSafetyNews....

Allergen Training: Why is it Important?


Posted: 01/18/2018
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 preparing allergen special orders....

Major Brands Recall Ice Cream Due to Listeria Contamination


Posted: 01/15/2018
  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
  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 CDC and the FDA....

Food Service Workers and the Hepatitis A Vaccine


Posted: 01/08/2018
  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 have been prevented if....
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