Ensuring Food Safety

Ensuring proper food safety in your operation
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Bellevue School District in King County, Wash., has reduced the instances of life-threatening allergic reactions by 94% since 2013. The success stems from communication.

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In recent months, operators have had to stave off more fears than just E. coli. Mumps, flu and hand-foot-and-mouth disease have reared their germy heads in foodservice.

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In a word: Yes. But there are two big legal exceptions, says attorney Rob Niccolini. And he warns mandatory flu vaccines might not be a smart idea for operators.

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Operators from diverse areas of foodservice are trying these three ways to tackle some mundane yet decidedly important food safety hot buttons.

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Allergens can lurk in surprising places throughout a foodservice operation—and sometimes the problem doesn't lie with the FSD, but starts at the supplier.

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Price hikes have heightened the importance of EpiPens’ availability in schools, as well as foodservice employees roles in the allergy-management plan.
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Even for foodservice operators who fancy themselves savvy on safety, allergens can lurk in surprising places throughout an operation—and sometimes includes the supplier.
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Communication with the public and suppliers was key when handling a food recall in Waterbury, Conn.
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It's not just millennials. The rising public interest in clean food is not expected to subside anytime soon, industry observers and foodservice directors say...

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