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Why Pasteurization Makes Food and Beverages Safer
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According to the International Dairy Foods Association, pasteurization is the process of applying heat to food and beverages in order to destroy harmful microorganisms from food. Milk, cheese, ice cream, eggs, and juice are common items that are pasteurized.
There are four different ways to pasteurize food and beverages. There's vat pasteurization....
Posted: 10/19/2017 Chicken and pork sandwiches from GB Gastronome LLC in Jamaica, NY are under recall due to an undeclared allergen. The sandwiches contain coconut which is a known allergen. To read more about the recall, please visit FoodSafetyNews.com here.
Posted: 10/18/2017 "I wanted to tell you that I did the food safety class yesterday (October 17, 2017). Instructor Joan is a very good teacher. She was very helpful. Everybody liked her." -Zofia
Great job Joan!
Posted: 10/18/2017 On October 21st, Dracula Fest will take place in San Antonio, Texas. The event will celebrate Romanian food and culture. Unfortunately for any vampires, blood will not be on the menu! To read more about the event, please click here.
Posted: 10/16/2017 In this week's newsletter, we cover new technology that makes Salmonella testing far more accurate. We also have added a section that covers the most recent food recalls. To access the HRFoodSafe newsletter, please click here.
Suppliers and Recalls: Do They Have to Notify You?
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Today in our Littleton class we were asked about whether or not suppliers have to notify consumers in the event of a recall. After some research, we've discovered an interesting answer to this question.
According to the FDA, a firm that issues a recall is responsible for notifying its direct accounts. These direct accounts....
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Today in our Providence class, we were asked about garlic and oil mixtures. Students posed the question: "What makes garlic and oil mixtures unsafe?"
According to the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Services, garlic and oil mixtures can provide the right growing....
The Reason Why Bean Sprouts and Seed Sprouts are Unsafe
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The question we often get asked the most in our classes is: "Why are bean sprouts and seed sprouts unsafe?" According to Foodsafety.gov, it's because of how bean sprouts and seed sprouts are grown. These foods need warm, wet, humid conditions in order to sprout. Warm, wet, humid conditions also lead....