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Why Pasteurization Makes Food and Beverages Safer

Posted: 10/20/2017
Image Credit: Lucky_Elephant/ 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....

Chicken and Pork Sandwiches Under Recall

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 here. ....

Class Feedback - October 18, 2017

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! ....

Dracula Fest

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. ....

Weekly Newsletter - October 16, 2017

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?

Posted: 10/12/2017
Image Credit: iQoncept/ 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....

Weekly Newsletter - October 11, 2017

Posted: 10/11/2017
HRFoodSafe has developed a food safety training program for schools. Read about our PREP program here.  ....

Why are Garlic and Oil Mixtures Unsafe?

Posted: 10/10/2017
          Image credit: Margouillat Photo/ 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

Posted: 10/05/2017
Image source: Huffington Post  The question we often get asked the most in our classes is: "Why are bean sprouts and seed sprouts unsafe?" According to, 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....

Costco Emergency Food Kit

Posted: 10/04/2017
Costco created an emergency food kit that can last up to 25 years. To read more about this product, please click here. ....

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