Food Safety Tips After A Hurricane or Natural Disaster

Food Safety Tips After A Hurricane or Natural Disaster

As Hurricane Dorian unleashed its wrath, we were once again reminded how devastating natural disasters can be.  Besides the devastating winds and life-threatening conditions, floods and loss of power brought on by hurricanes can cut off water supplies and quickly compromise the safety of food. FDA, USDA and CDC recommend that individuals and food service […]

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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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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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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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NYC Uses Review Sites and Social Media Platforms to ID Foodborne Illness

Since 2012, the Department of Health has been using a machine learning algorithm jointly created by Columbia University’s Department of Computer Science and New York City’s Department of Health to track instances of foodborne illness based on keywords found in Yelp restaurant reviews.   “On line restaurant review sites are popular and many people are more […]

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The U.S. Officially Declares an End to The Leafy Green Outbreak

On January 25th, 2017, after 2 months of investigations, the U.S Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Association (FDA) declared an end to a deadly Ecoli Outbreak that killed 2 people, hospitalized 22 and sickened many more across the U.S and Canada.. Although U.S officials have not been able to identify […]

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Avoid Cross Contamination On Your Cutting Boards

Recent reports claim that 80% of store bought chicken is contaminated with Salmonella…. Yummy! …Not!!! Cross contamination is one of the leading causes of foodborne illness and cutting boards are a major culprit.  Keeping that chicken separate from vegetables is not only a good idea it could be a life saving one. Choosing the right board, […]

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