Temperature and time are the two most important components in a food safety system. Knowing and abiding by the HACCP Food Safety Guidelines prevents against potential outbreaks of foodborne illness. A well designed food safety program protects your employees and customers. Read below for featured articles on Food Safety and HACCP Management. For further information on food safety regulations visit the USDA website.
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by: Casey Allen
Cloud-based monitoring systems are quickly changing how restaurant and food service owners are able to accurately monitor temperatures.
FLORIDA – Beginning in January, your restaurant experience will be a little different, particularly in the menu. Florida is changing the way it inspects restaurants and warns consumers about possible allergens in their meals.
Last year was challenging from a food safety perspective. Both ground turkey and cantaloupe made headlines for causing illnesses and deaths. Listeria transmitted by contaminated cantaloupes resulted in at least 139 illnesses and 30 deaths. This outbreak, although rare, is another example of how easily contaminated products can make their way to our customers within the complex supply chain.
Maintaining proper food temperature should be a constant process in your restaurant or commercial kitchen, from the time it arrives through your back door to the time it arrives on the customer's plate.
This guide will walk you through the principles of a HACCP program for your restaurant or commercial kitchen. It is meant to serve as a quick and convenient reference only.
Food Safety for Local Food
"Ask them how they are tracking their cold chain," Christian says. "After the raspberries were picked when did they hit below 40 degrees F? Can you prove they stayed below 40 degrees F like the big companies? Was the truck refrigerated? Though the big companies can hit a button and know the temperature of the truck immediately, smaller distributors should at least have their temperatures handwritten on a clipboard."