Say “Gulf Coast” these days, and two things likely come to folks’ minds: hurricanes and the BP oil spill. But many in the Gulf are hoping Americans, particularly restaurant operators and chefs, will soon think about something else: seafood.
As part of an ongoing and proactive effort to monitor food safety and address contaminants in food, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released preliminary data on arsenic levels in certain rice and rice products September 19.
Hash House A Go Go has committed to exclusively using Davidson’s Safest Choice pasteurized eggs when making its twisted farm food.Safest Choice eggs from National Pasteurized Eggs (NPE) are supplied to one Reno, Nevada, and four Las Vegas Hash House locations and are now proudly featured on the menu of its new Chicago location that opened on July 24, 2012.
Eastern Food Safety, a leader in food safety education, has launched a new website devoted to a unique series of online training videos for all aspects of the foodservice industry.The website, www.easternfoodsafetyonline.
San Jamar, the leader in safety products for foodservice, launches its new line of oven mitts, Cool Touch.Cool Touch mitts, which include a line of fire-retardant mitts, Cool Touch Flame, combine superior protection and durability to stand up to the demands of the commercial kitchen.
National Restaurant Association (NRA) representatives traveled to China last month to expand the organization’s commitment to food safety education beyond American borders.While the NRA is already engaged in the Chinese market through its ServSafe International program with partner Ecolab, the trip served as an opportunity to further discuss the importance of food safety training with Chinese foodservice industry professionals and government officials.
Eastern Food Safety, a leader in food safety education, has created a revolutionary training program for the food industry that uses language-free, visual demonstrations of food safety procedures.Food Safety Show and Tell videos are available covering five topics: Personal Hygiene, Cross Contamination, Food Storage and Labeling, Time and Temperature Controls, and Cleaning and Sanitizing.
Sodexo Inc., the leading provider of Quality of Daily Life Solutions in North America, announced today that it will work with pork suppliers to phase out the use of gestation stalls in its supply chain by 2022, a decision supported by The Humane Society of the United States.
It seems every other day there is an alarming headline about restaurants that gives the public another reason to eat at home. The latest jab came from, of all places, an episode of “The Doctor Oz Show,” where fecal matter on menus was a topic du jour.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc., announced today that it will begin formulating plans that provide for a pork supply system within Cracker Barrel that is free of gestation crates, cages used to confine breeding pigs, which have been criticized in recent years due to animal welfare concerns.
In an unprecedented alliance, The Humane Society of the United States and the United Egg Producers are calling on the U.S. Senate to pass an amendment to the Farm Bill to improve the treatment of more than 250 million egg-laying hens and provide a stable and secure future for U.
Similar stories abound from instructors of food manager certification classes. A young woman might raise her hand and ask if it’s really necessary to run raw potatoes through the dishwasher before cooking them, or a young man might question why he can’t refreeze extra ground beef that was accidentally thawed.
By now, you may have heard how recycling can boost a restaurant’s reputation and impact revenue. According to the National Restaurant Association and Georgia-Pacific, nearly 65% of restaurateurs embrace recycling.
The Humane Society of the United States and the United Egg Producers applaud the introduction of S. 3239, the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012, in the U.S. Senate.The bill was introduced by by Sen.