Recent Foodborne Illness Outbreaks in the News

Recent Foodborne Illness Outbreaks in the News

Romaine lettuce. Tahini. Raw meat. Pre-cut melon. These were just some of the foods that made the news in 2018 as part of a record high number of foodborne illness outbreaks. While foodborne illness outbreaks typically peak in the summer, 2018 was perceived to be higher than in recent years. What caused this perception?

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Are Your Employees Increasing Your Risk for Norovirus?

Are Your Employees Increasing Your Risk for Norovirus?

It’s no secret that Norovirus is a major issue facing the foodservice industry, due to its frequency and ability to spread quickly. Food safety protocols are an invaluable tool to keep guests safe from illness, but they’re only half the picture. You may be monitoring what’s coming in the back door in the way of supplies, but do you know what’s walking in the front door with your employees?

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What Poses the Highest Risk for Foodborne Illness?

What Poses the Highest Risk for Foodborne Illness?

As a restaurant owner/operator, food safety is paramount to your business. You have processes and procedures in place to help ensure your restaurant does not fall victim to a foodborne illness outbreak. Yet, do you know what factors pose the highest risk for foodborne illness, and, are therefore, of top concern to restaurant inspectors?

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Why Do Flu Outbreaks Happen in the Winter?

Why Do Flu Outbreaks Happen in the Winter?

Why is it when the temperatures outside become colder we see a peak in illnesses, like the flu?

Many of us may ask ourselves this question and wonder why people tend to be sick especially during the winter months. And, if you have asked yourself that question, you are not alone. In fact, researchers have always sought to find the answer.

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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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Tips to Help Keep Employees Healthy This Cold and Flu Season

Tips to Help Keep Employees Healthy This Cold and Flu Season

Yes, another cold and flu season is upon us. The time of year when both employees and guests might bring coughs and sneezes with them into the restaurant. Knowing it’s important to have your employees at work and not sick at home, try these tips to help your employees stay healthy this season.

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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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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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