What Can Cruise Lines Teach the Restaurant Industry?

What Can Cruise Lines Teach the Restaurant Industry?

There’s a common misconception about cruise lines that has plagued the industry for years. “The cruise-ship virus” – or Norovirus, as it’s known on land – is most commonly associated with illness outbreaks on cruises. But what does all this have to do with restaurants? Don’t worry – we’re getting there…

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The Top Reasons Your Surface Sanitizing Falls Short

The Top Reasons Your Surface Sanitizing Falls Short

Although the “bucket and rag” method may be the industry standard for cleaning surfaces in restaurants, if not performed properly, these techniques can be ineffective at best. Cleaning and sanitizing with reusable towels requires constant monitoring of the sanitizing solution, the surfaces being cleaned, and the towels themselves.

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Why Do We Need Spill Kits?

Why Do We Need Spill Kits?

A comprehensive body fluid spill kit is one of the most important tools food safety teams can include as a part of their overall risk management plans. The benefits outweigh the relatively minor costs of including response kits as a part of an organization’s protocols. There are three main reasons why organizations should seriously consider investing in body fluid spill kits.

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The Best Defense Against Norovirus is a Good Response Plan

The Best Defense Against Norovirus is a Good Response Plan

Recent changes to the U.S. food codes call for the inclusion of a written plan to address body fluid spills. Yet, not all response plans are the same, making it important for you to have a proper plan for bodily fluid accident clean-up. The following response plan outlines a recommended defense against unplanned accidents and spills involving body fluids like vomit, blood and diarrhea.

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Avoiding Cross-Contamination: It’s All About the Details.

Avoiding Cross-Contamination: It’s All About the Details.

It’s common knowledge in the foodservice industry that cleaning and sanitizing surfaces, along with proper hand hygiene practices, is one of the best ways to prevent cross-contamination of germs in restaurants. But just because things look clean doesn’t mean they are – kitchen equipment, storage areas, countertops and even cutting boards can hide germs and food soils even after they’ve been cleaned and sanitized. And that’s bad news for your food safety program.

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Could Antibiotic Resistance Impact Your Restaurant?

Could Antibiotic Resistance Impact Your Restaurant?

Did you know the CDC estimates that more than 400,000 people in the United States will become ill with infections caused by antibiotic-resistant foodborne bacteria every year?  In fact, studies have shown that resistant bacteria can contaminate food from animals, and in turn, cause infections in humans.

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Bringing You Food Safety Trends and Information in the New Year!

Bringing You Food Safety Trends and Information in the New Year!

We're committed to the continued delivery of timely and relevant information on food safety best practices and insights on foodborne illnesses, and look forward to providing more of the latest topics and trends impacting the foodservice industry throughout 2018.

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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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