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Save lives with Peanut Allergy Safety Signs

Save lives with Peanut Allergy Safety Signs

| March 9, 2017

Nearly three million people in the U.S. report suffering from peanut allergies. Children make up about 2% of this group. Peanuts are surprisingly common in cuisine, as it is used to thicken chili and other sauces, for example. With so many people at risk and the ubiquitous nature of peanuts, organizations need to take extra […]

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Where’s the (safe) beef?

Where’s the (safe) beef?

| January 9, 2015

The new year is igniting fresh debate between the U.S. and Europe surrounding the safety of imported beef. After a 16-year ban on beef from Europe, it was announced earlier this month that Ireland had passed U.S. inspections, clearing the way for Irish beef to reach American store shelves. The U.S. enacted the ban in […]

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What causes the worst injuries to food industry workers?

What causes the worst injuries to food industry workers?

| August 5, 2014

Employees in the food industry are exposed to a lot of noticeable hazards like slippery floors, knives, hot water, heavy containers, cutting and slicing machines, and more. However, they also encounter hazards that, although not visible to the naked eye, are in fact life threatening. Failure to implement lockout tagout procedure that results in the […]

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New food safety glove requirement is a recipe for unhappy chefs

New food safety glove requirement is a recipe for unhappy chefs

| January 24, 2014

A new law in the California Retail Food Code has chefs and bartenders fuming. Effective immediately, culinary workers will have to wear disposable gloves or use utensils (such as tongs, scoops etc) when handling foods in ready-to-eat form. Assembly Bill 1252 added section 113961 to the California Retail Food Code (CalCode) that went into effect […]

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Salmonella outbreak shows poultry safety problems

Salmonella outbreak shows poultry safety problems

| October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Just in time for Halloween, a recent salmonella outbreak has raised the fear factor for consuming chicken. As of Oct. 17, officials report that 338 people from 20 states have become ill due to chicken products contaminated with seven strains of Salmonella Heidelberg. The infection, which causes fever and gastrointestinal illness, has been linked to […]

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Harmful chemicals in healthy foods

Harmful chemicals in healthy foods

| June 5, 2013

Does it make you cringe to wonder if your “sandwich artist” washed his hands before assembling your masterpiece, or if a restaurant is vigilant about keeping foods refrigerated and surfaces bacteria-free? Well, take heart. That apple or container of homemade pasta salad in your lunch may pose a greater health threat. Many foods that we […]

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Drop in honeybee population worries U.S. farmers

Drop in honeybee population worries U.S. farmers

| May 20, 2013 | 13 Comments

Bees, besides producing honey, pollinate a full 30 percent of the food we eat, like cherries, almonds, and raspberries. They’re a necessary part of our food chain and ecosystem, and they are in danger. A United States Department of Agriculture survey recently found that U.S. beekeepers lost about 30% of their honeybees colonies last winter. […]

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Street food vendors VS. NYC health department

Street food vendors VS. NYC health department

| May 1, 2013 | 1 Comment

Mobile eateries just can’t seem to catch a break! Modern street kitchens that serve up an array of dazzlingly varied cuisines to foodies in New York are under scrutiny, yet again. This time it is for issues like health violations, overcrowded sidewalks, and a thriving black market for permits. The city’s Health Department has released […]

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