All Blog Posts Tagged 'swine' (8)

H1N1, restaurants and Elmo

I’m in a line at a fast food restaurant when the cashier opens up the top of her shirt puts her face in it and sneezes. What I thought was disgusting was really much better than her sneezing out into the public space. I guess she never watched Elmo on where one should sneeze.



Check out videos and the rest of this story about what restaurants can do about H1N1 - full story at… Continue

Added by Dara Bunjon on October 10, 2009 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Gearing up for flu season

You've probably been reading a lot more about H1N1 lately, as the flu season approaches.



Last week, USA Today's opinion blog featured a letter from a public health expert preaching good hygiene as the key to prevention.



And a recent Wall Street Journal blog… Continue

Added by Dani on October 5, 2009 at 6:36am — 5 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

Back to School Time Already? Or does it just appear that way?

Well, probably not.



Usually, at this time of year, parents are rejoicing and the kids are wondering how the summer passed by so quickly. You've probably loaded up on backpacks, notebooks and a whole new wardrobe for the kids, glad to send them off to learn something more than X Box skills.



While most of the country goes back to school right after Labor Day, down here in Florida the kids went back this week with most returning to classes this past Tuesday. The private… Continue

Added by Steve Paterson on August 29, 2009 at 7:16pm — 16 Comments

On The Pillars Of This Earth Lies A World Without End

The ‘literati’ amongst you will instantly recognize that I shamelessly ripped off the title of this blog post from two truly epic novels by renowned author Ken Follett and if you’ve read them both, by the time you are finished reading this, you will completely understand why I chose the title I did.

What is ironic to me is that gathering the information and material for this posting was actually easier than figuring out what to title it.



If you are not willing to set aside the… Continue

Added by Steve Paterson on August 20, 2009 at 10:44pm — 8 Comments


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H1N1 - The Swine Flu & You

The World Health Organization raised the pandemic alert level to phase 6 on June 11, 2009.





Working in a restaurant means you are going to be in contact with a whole bunch of people. How do you protect yourself?





Well, you could report to work in a nifty hazard suit, costing a paltry $138.50, or you could implement the following… Continue

Added by Paul Green on July 19, 2009 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Food safety, handwashing and Swine Flu - Oh My!

Seinfeld episodes were notorious for dealing with day-to-day incidents. Some themes are classics, I myself refer to someone I know as a close-talker. Probably the one that was the scariest was Seinfeld in the men’s room, the chef came out of the stall and didn’t wash his hands and proceeded back to his kitchen.



Read the complete story and watch video at… Continue

Added by Dara Bunjon on May 26, 2009 at 5:47am — No Comments

Who's afraid of the big bad swine?

What are restaurants doing to take precautions against spreading the swine flu, now known as the H1N1 virus?



According to an article in QSR Magazine, managers for the National Restaurant Association's annual show in Chicago acknowledged the outbreak by placing about 140 hand-sanitizing stations on the show floor, as well as an information center, where visitors could ask questions about the… Continue

Added by Dani on May 20, 2009 at 7:34am — No Comments

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