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Apr 7, 2014
How clean are your menus?
Wiping down menus with an antimicrobial cleaning agent before handing them to customers is an important step in providing a germ-free environment at your restaurant....
Mar 26, 2014
5 steps to containing workers' comp costs
A proactive attitude toward safety is the best defense, one insurer says....
Mar 24, 2014
Protect your restaurant against norovirus
Norovirus can easily spread from unclean employees to customers—with savage results....
Mar 24, 2014
New server requirement: Be a food allergen expert
A bill working its way through the Maryland legislature would require restaurants to have a staffer trained in food allergens on duty at all times....
Jan 21, 2014
Automate your HACCP recording process
Manual HACCP monitoring is risky and unreliable....
Dec 18, 2013
10 tips to becoming more allergy-friendly
Keeping diners with food allergies happy and safe can lead to loyalty and drive revenue....
Nov 18, 2013
Battling bacterial spores in restaurants
You don’t hear much talk about bacterial spores in food service, but if you’re not aware of the harm they can do, you better get aware fast....
Sep 9, 2013
Using time to achieve food safety
According to the FDA, the time you cook and hold foods is as vital as temperature....
Sep 3, 2013
Top 5 reasons restaurants fail health inspections
The most common violations, and how to avoid them....
Aug 13, 2013
Labor activists try scare tactics on Darden
Organizers eager to boost restaurant workers’ wages and benefits now use foodborne illness outbreaks to sway public opinion....
Jul 15, 2013
What restaurants need to know about food allergens
What you don’t know about food allergens could give your operation a rash....
May 28, 2013
How to make your restaurant a no fly zone
Flies can harm both your reputation and the food coming out of your kitchen. Here are four ways to help protect your property from those uninvited guests....
May 1, 2013
Is food fraud on your menu?
The food on your menu may not be what you think it is....
Feb 7, 2013
For now, produce food safety is up to you
The Food Safety Modernization Act has years to go before it’s implemented. Until then, you must be diligent about the safety of the produce you serve....
Jan 28, 2013
A new reason to complain about Yelp
What will happen when restaurant customers can view the nitty gritty of a restaurant’s health inspection report while deciding where to eat?...
Jan 1, 2013
How to teach food safety to your employees
Not everybody learns the same way, so consider two teaching styles to communicate effectively....
Nov 5, 2012
How Lettuce Entertain You keeps food safe
Richard Melman’s outstanding Chicago-based restaurant company, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, has a terrific food safety track record....
Oct 16, 2012
Employee handwashing: Your customers are watching
It can’t be emphasized enough: If you handle food, you’ve got to step up to the sink....
Aug 1, 2012
Not documented? It didn’t happen.
For those responsible for regulating foodservice operations, documentation is everything...
Jul 5, 2012
Food safety: Look ma, no bare hands
Oregon is about to mandate the wearing of gloves during food prep. Could your state be next?...
Jun 28, 2012
Food safety: A real world perspective
Despite everyone sharing the same food safety goals of trying to protect the public, restaurant staff and regulators go about achieving the end result with differing methods....
Mar 8, 2012
Even the A-team hates health department letter grades
The outcry from New York City restaurant community about the city’s restaurant inspection program offers a lesson to operators located elsewhere....
Jan 1, 2012
Understanding The New Food Safety Rules
What restaurant operators need to know about the recently passed FDA Food Safety Modernization Act....
Aug 31, 2011
Food Safety Training, For Free
The National Restaurant Association is making five weeks’ worth of food safety training materials available this September to encourage recognition of National Food Safety Education Month....
Jul 29, 2010
Does Your Kitchen Make the Grade?
New York’s report card day has arrived. As of July 28, the 24,000 restaurants in the Big Apple will be required to display their health department grade....
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