5 Business Costs of Norovirus Outbreaks

5 Business Costs of Norovirus Outbreaks

We all know that a norovirus outbreak could have a significant impact on your restaurant. Yet, what is the true cost if an outbreak should occur? Our friends at OSHAKits.com put together this list of the Top 5 Business Costs of a Norovirus Outbreak.

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The Top 5 Questions You Should Ask Your Spill Kit Vendor

The Top 5 Questions You Should Ask Your Spill Kit Vendor

We all know that spill kits are an important part of your restaurant’s food safety and risk management program. Yet, not all spill kits are the same, making it important for you to ask your spill kit vendor some very specific questions. The following is our recommended list of the Top 5 questions you should ask.

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Top 5 Risk Factors for Foodborne Illness

Top 5 Risk Factors for Foodborne Illness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) routinely analyze disease outbreaks to find commonalities and determine appropriate prevention strategies. This information serves as a valuable resource to sanitarians all over the world as it helps us to pinpoint sources of contamination. It has also helped to determine the 5 most common risk factors for foodborne illness,..

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I Have to Tell You, This Isn’t The 24-Hour Flu

 I Have to Tell You, This Isn’t The 24-Hour Flu

Every day, local health departments field calls from customers complaining about having the “24-Hour Flu” or “The Stomach Flu.” In truth, the cause of most of these cases is Norovirus. The person calling generally blames the last food they ate for making them sick. It usually isn’t the last meal eaten that made them sick, rather it is something they had within the past few days. The average incubation, or the time it takes for symptoms to manifest, is generally 24-72 hours.

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Debunking the Most Common Food Safety Myths

Debunking the Most Common Food Safety Myths

While we know that having food safety processes and practices in place are critical to the success of any foodservice operation, there are several myths that exist around food safety. From cleaning, to proper temperatures, to how foodborne illnesses spread, it is important for restaurant owners and operators to have the right information to help ensure their food safety program is the strongest it can be.

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How Can You Prevent the Spread of Hepatitis A?

How Can You Prevent the Spread of Hepatitis A?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection that is usually transmitted either through person-to-person contact or through consumption of contaminated food or water[1]. It is usually transmitted when an infected person has not properly washed his or her hands after using the restroom or before preparing and eating food.

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Finding the Right QA Professional for Your Restaurant

Finding the Right QA Professional for Your Restaurant

A quality assurance professional is a critical asset to a successful foodservice operation. This individual is responsible for ensuring established food safety processes and procedures are being followed and that quality requirements are being met. This means that you want a person with both experience and knowledge of FDA Food Code and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in this role.

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What Should be Included in Your Restaurant’s Body Fluid Clean-Up Policy?

A quality assurance professional is a critical asset to a successful foodservice operation. This individual is responsible for ensuring established food safety processes and procedures are being followed and that quality requirements are being met. This means that you want a person with both experience and knowledge of FDA Food Code and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in this role.

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Sharing Our Perspective: Top Blog Posts from April – June 2017

We designed FoodSafeTruth.com to be a go-to source for issues and trends impacting the foodservice industry for restaurant owners and operators. One way in which we share the latest industry news is through our blog, Perspectives.

Perspectives is designed to provide you with insights on topics ranging from foodborne illness outbreaks, to building a strong food safety program, to ways to enhance the guest experience. It’s a place where we share news that you can use each and every day.

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