To Vaccinate Or Not To Vaccinate? (Not Another Measles Article)

To Vaccinate Or Not To Vaccinate? (Not Another Measles Article)

The foodservice business has many challenges. Adhering to Health Department rules and building codes, dealing with strict community boards, applying for permits and licenses is an exhaustive list of things that need to be dealt with just to get the doors open for business. Once operations begin, food safety protocols need to be followed, menu […]

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Lack of Federal Inspection Causes Table 87 to Recall Frozen Pizza

Table 87 Frozen Co. of Brooklyn, recalled 649 pounds of frozen pizza made between April 1st and June 4th 2019. The Company initiated the recall when NYS Department of Agriculture Inspectors discovered that it was being produced without the benefit of a Federal inspection. The frozen pizza was sold to wholesalers and distributors nationwide. Although […]

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2019 Food Waste Fair

The US restaurant industry generates 11.4 million tons of food waste every. NYC restaurants, caterers, hotels and grocers are responsible for producing over 400,000 tons of food waste every year. Anyone interested in reducing food waste, such as chefs, grocery store owners, street vendors, restaurant and fast food operators, manufacturers, wholesalers, and building and custodial […]

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CBD, FDA, DOH: OMG!

For months, restaurants, café’s and bars in NYC have been selling CBD infused foods and drinks, based on a federal law that made Hemp products easier to sell. Or so they thought… The confusion sparked controversy, when a routine DOH (Department of Health) inspection on February 4th, led to CBD infused cookies to be embargoed at […]

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NYC’s New Lactation Laws…. Effective March 17th, 2019

The City of New York has imposed stricter requirements on ALL employers by amending the administrative code of the City of New York, in order to expand protections for nursing mothers. Here’s the breakdown… NYC Local Law No. 185 NYC employers with 4 or more employees must make “reasonable efforts” to provide a “lactation room”, […]

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Hair discrimination is now illegal in New York City

New York City unveiled new legislature to racial discrimination directed at hairstyles in school, at work, and in public places. New York’s City Commission will now be able to fines of up to $250,000 in cases where New York residents have experienced discrimination based on their appearances — particularly their hair. The Commission may also […]

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Navigating NYC Department of Health Tribunals

All food service establishments, including restaurants, bars, and mobile food vendors subject to the Letter Grade System, can receive two cycle inspections from the NYC Department of Health. Although the ultimate goal is to get 13 points or less on the initial inspection (and post that “A”), all is not over if that doesn’t happen. […]

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NYC’s Foam Ban Is Here

Despite opposition and lawsuits, NYC’s Foam Ban on single-use foam products has gone into effect January 1st 2019. Here Are 5 things you need to know: All food service establishments located or operating within the 5 Boroughs of NYC cannot, use, have, sell, or offer foam food service items. The Following Items are Banned * […]

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