All Blog Posts Tagged 'safety' (36)


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Bottled Water Everywhere: Keeping it Safe

Every day we lose fluids from sweat, urine, breathing and others. And every day, we need to replace those fluids lost. Water is one important factor for health because it keeps us hydrated and sustains our bodies.

Got bottled water? In 2009, the…

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Added by Zai Estabillo on June 24, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

50 Ways to Kill Your Cook Staff

The kitchen is a very dangerous place. 

I was reminded of this recently while breaking down a trade show.  Four weeks afterwards, and I’m still recovering from painful second and third degree burns from hot deep-fryer oil.   There’s no doubt about it.  If you want to maim or kill somebody, the commercial…

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Added by Joe Ferri on March 30, 2013 at 4:30am — 1 Comment


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What Not To Order at a Restaurant

Carrie Stark grew up on her fathers farm and draws a lot of inspiration for her writing from those memories. While she moved off the farm years ago, she still maintains a small garden and loves to teach her friends how to make delicious sweet corn recipes.

Restaurants are a chance to be adventurous, to try new…

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Added by Carrie Stark on March 27, 2013 at 3:47pm — 2 Comments


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“Boss… I can’t make it today.”

Reported by foodem.com, the online wholesale food marketplace-

You knew that sushi was on sale for a reason. Why didn’t you listen to yourself? Why?! Now you’ve done it. Look at yourself, peering into the loo sobbing that you’ll never eat sushi again.…

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Added by Foodem on November 9, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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The New Restaurant Critic is You [Infographic]

Thanks to social networking, we no longer have to rely on an inspector or food critic to give us their latest report on our favorite restaurants. When it comes to food safety, and taste, we rely on one another.

The New Restaurant Critic

© 2012 Keeping it…

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Added by Julie Lovelass on March 20, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments


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Snippets and Afterthoughts

Catching up on topics from past blogs and recent news ...

 

UCLA Restaurant Conference: I mentioned some weeks ago that I had served on the planning committee for this conference,…

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Added by Rod Guinn on April 14, 2011 at 3:30am — No Comments

MOBILE, ALABAMA - Food Safety & Responsible Alcohol Vendor Training Alert

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Food Safety Training Classes…

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Added by Chef Brad Peters on November 7, 2010 at 2:08pm — No Comments

SAVANNAH, GEORGIA - Food Safety & Responsible Alcohol Vendor Training Alert

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Food Safety & Responsible

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Food Safety Training Classes…

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Added by Chef Brad Peters on November 7, 2010 at 1:36pm — No Comments

November 2010 Alabama ServSafe Food & Alcohol Training Classes presented by HRBAudit

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Added by Chef Brad Peters on October 23, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Food Safety Certification- Where Can You Get Certified?

When it comes to food safety certification, you need to know what your options are. Getting certified is not always

mandatory, depending on where you live and which types of careers you have chosen. There are a variety of food safety courses available for you to take,and finding them is generally the easiest part of the process. One of the best ways to get the career training…

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Added by Learn2Serve on June 2, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Chef Brad Announce's HRBAudit's June 2010 - ServSafe® Food Manager Certification Classes for Alabama

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Added by Chef Brad Peters on May 23, 2010 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Social Media Foodie: Would the Real Farmers Please Stand Up?

Farmers markets, a welcoming oasis especially for city dwellers, gives us that sense of connectedness to other people and more importantly to our food. When I worked in Washington, D.C. I lived near Eastern Market, which every weekend would showcase an amazingly diverse and abundant array of fresh fruits, vegetables, cheeses, seafood, and more.



I don't ever remember questioning the authenticity of who produced the food - or even if they produced… Continue

Added by Josh Hersh on April 29, 2010 at 8:00am — 7 Comments


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The Top 10 Things To Do To Keep You & Your Staff Safe During A Robbery

Unfortunately, being in the bar business puts you at a greater risk of robbery than virtually any other profession and that means that you need to be prepared and ready (if that’s ever possible) should the unthinkable occur. Your first priority will obviously be to protect yourself and your staff and there a number of steps you can take to make sure that no one is harmed and the chances of the perpetrator being caught increase.



Here are the top ten things to do in the event of a… Continue

Added by Barry Chandler on March 25, 2010 at 10:50pm — 1 Comment


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When keeping it Clean, Safety Comes First

Cleaning chemicals can be friends or foes when using them in commercial kitchens. Chlorine, ammonia and iodine are the most commonly used sanitation chemicals but they can seriously harm your employees. To reduce cleaning-related risks, we’ve compiled a laundry list of hazards and how to prevent them.



» Soaps and detergents can cause skin irritation.



» Being allergic to latex isn’t uncommon these days, choose non-latex gloves for your workers and play it safe.



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Added by Dean Small on January 25, 2010 at 11:08pm — No Comments

Holiday catering food safety tips

We published a holiday catering guide a few weeks ago with some helpful info on making the most of holiday catering season. It include some broad tips and tricks for catering events and parties, but I thought I'd go into greater detail today on some of the food safety guidelines surrounding buffets and catering.



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Added by Dani on December 10, 2009 at 8:38am — 1 Comment

Should food handlers wear gloves?

With flu season starting we are all much more conscious of taking precautionary procedures for cleanliness, especially around food preparation. Being a part-time foodservice worker, I am extremely aware. A recent story by Juliet Bodenitz-Rich, a food safety experts answers the questions with a surprising answer.



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Added by Dara Bunjon on September 30, 2009 at 11:24am — No Comments

Food safety, handwashing and Swine flu - OH MY part 2

I am reposting a link to an interview I did back in May on food safety in restaurants. I think it is very relevant with the on set of H1N1 - Swine Flu again this fall.

Click HERE to read the full interview. When first published the CDC tweeted a link to the story.

Added by Dara Bunjon on September 3, 2009 at 6:02am — No Comments

Rockfish consumption warning - high levels of PCB's

The State of Maryland has issued a warning about the consumption of rockfish due to the high levels of PCB's.

Read the story at Dining Examiner

Added by Dara Bunjon on June 6, 2009 at 3:38pm — No Comments


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The President's Food Safety Working Group (FSWG)

The Food Safety Working Group is an advisory group focused on:



".....how we can upgrade our food safety laws for the 21st century; foster coordination throughout government; and ensure that we are not just designing laws that will keep the American people safe, but enforcing them."





It has sections for education, participation, and staying informed.



Each section has links for… Continue

Added by Paul Green on May 28, 2009 at 2:10pm — No Comments

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