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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Katie Nolan Stacks Doughnuts Blindfolded For Guinness World Record | Always Late With Katie Nolan

Katie Nolan Stacks Doughnuts Blindfolded For Guinness World Record | Always Late With Katie Nolan

After learning the Guinness World Record rules, Katie Nolan attempts to break the record for stacking 12 doughnuts in 60 seconds. She practices around the office, but when the time comes three of the doughnuts are ruled ineligible. She’s forced to take on another challenge, stacking doughnuts blindfolded. This time having our very own certified […]

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Compliance Isn’t A Four Letter Word

Compliance Isn’t A Four Letter Word

When we launched Letter Grade Consulting, our goal was to help operators navigate the newly enacted Letter Grade System. We received a lot of press, publications like Crain’s, NY Times, and Wall Street Journal, to name a few. Besides understanding the types of services we would be providing, reporters wanted to interview clients, to get their feedback. […]

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4 Halloween Foodsafety Tips

4 Halloween Food Safety Tips Released By The U.S Food & Drug Administration to Keep Our Children Safe This Halloween. Make sure kids eat before they go trick- or- treating to prevent snacking on candy before it’s inspected. Tell children not to accept anything that is not commercially wrapped; If your child has food allergies, check labels to […]

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Creating a Food Safety Culture

One of the most important challenges that food service operators face on a daily basis is maintaining food safety. No matter how much time and money is invested on menu development, décor, and talent, it takes one incident of foodborne illness to damage a brand. We’ve all witnessed it happen time and again. The solution? […]

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Rose Acre Farms Egg Recall & Salmonella Outbreak

Rose Acre Farms, one of the largest egg producers in the country, is responsible for a major outbreak of salmonella and a recall of over 200 million eggs. According to the CDC, the potentially tainted Eggs were distributed between January 11-April 20th under a variety of brand names listed by the FDA.  In response to […]

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New Menu Labeling Requirements

Effective May 7th, 2018, the FDA will require all restaurants and other food outlets including theatres, grocery stores and vending machines with 20 or more locations to post calorie counts on their menus.  In an effort to assist the industry with compliance, the FDA has released a supplemental document outlining details along with frequently asked […]

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Ice Machines: What Every Food Service Operator Needs To Know

Believe it or not, the FDA defines ice as “food”. As such, ice contaminated by bacteria, mold and viruses can spread illness just like any other food when handled by staff or consumed by diners. Ice from contaminated ice machines is one of the most common Health Code violations, a violation that could potentially lead […]

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Why Do NYC Restaurants Have A Letter Grade System?

The Letter Grade System was enacted to decrease foodborne illness, promote sanitary practices and create transparency for diners. While the Letter Grade System has achieved those goals since its inception, fines for violations have created additional financial burdens for many NYC restaurant operators already battling an extremely competitive environment. Preventing violations is key… Know the Rules […]

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