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Proper Handwashing Is Key In Preventing Restaurant Illness

Just after romaine lettuce was declared safe enough to eat again, then came the contaminated eggs. And then came the cereal recall. The fact that cereal can have traces of salmonella, made me realize that nothing was safe. But no matter how unnerving that realization was, foodborne illness outbreaks in restaurants still seem scariest of all. According to […]

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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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5 Ways Restaurant Operators Can Prevent Food Borne Illness In The Front Of The House

It seems as if the focus is always on preventing food borne illness in the back of the house.  However, food service establishments must not forget that food borne illness from cross contamination can easily occur in the front of the house.    The following are 5 ways to practice food safety in the front of […]

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According To The NYC Health Code …Wearing Gloves Is Not Required..!?!?

Hand Washing & Glove Use for Food Workers – Questions and Answers   Q. What is the main reason for washing hands and not touching ready-to-eat food with bare hands? A. The main reason for not touching ready-to-eat foods with bare hands is to prevent viruses and bacteria that are present in your body from […]

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