Apr 22, 2018
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Thawing Food Properly and Safely

Developing a preparation and thaw guide for production staff provides guidance to ensure a food product is pulled in advance to thaw under refrigeration. Product density will determine the length of time required to completely thaw. Individual meat patties, chicken pieces, ground meat, fish, and liquid eggs thaw in one to two days while meat … [ Read More ]

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September is National Food Safety Month

National Food Safety Month was created in 1994 to heighten the awareness about the importance of food safety education. This year’s theme is “Notorious Virus” and will explore how to protect your customers from some of the leading causes of foodborne illness- Norovirus and Hepatitis A. Food safety, by definition, is a scientific discipline describing … [ Read More ]

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What’s in a date? Labeling and Dating

Storing food properly includes labeling and dating in an efficient method to ensure food is safe to consume and quality is maintained. There are five dates to remember when storing food products. Received Date: A best practice is to date all products when they are delivered to the facility. This is the received date. Remove … [ Read More ]

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Thawing Food Properly and Safely

Developing a preparation and thaw guide for production staff provides guidance to ensure a food product is pulled in advance to thaw under refrigeration. Product density will determine the length of time required to completely thaw. Individual meat patties, chicken pieces, ground meat, fish, and liquid eggs thaw in one to two days while meat … [ Read More ]

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Eggnog and other Holiday Food Safety Tips

December is national eggnog month. The question is can you safely serve eggnog at your next holiday party without having 911 on speed dial? The answer is yes, with the appropriate precautions. Pasteurized shell eggs are a great solution but not everyone has ready access to them. The key to serving safe eggnog is heating … [ Read More ]

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Food-borne Illness: Ensuring No Preparation Mistakes

According to the CDC, nearly 48 million people become sick from food-borne illnesses in the United States every year; that is one out of every six Americans. Nine out of ten illnesses are known pathogens caused by Salmonella, E. coli 0157:H7, Listeria, Norovirus, Campylobacter, Toxoplasma and Clostridium perfringens. The elderly are at increased risk for … [ Read More ]

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Proper Hand Washing can Keep You Healthy

Flu season is upon us and the number one way to keep healthy this flu season is to wash your hands continuously throughout the day. Hand washing awareness week is December 4-10th. What better way to reinforce to everyone the extreme importance of washing their hands consistently during the day to avoid spreading germs. Hand … [ Read More ]

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Preparing Turkey Safely This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving time is a special time for long term care residents. This time of year can bring back fond memories of family gatherings. Many of the residents probably have a favorite salad or maybe a special pumpkin pie recipe, Turkey is the star of most Thanksgiving meals and everyone has an idea of how best … [ Read More ]

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Thermometer Calibration

Foods cooked, stored and held at the proper temperatures do not allow bacteria to grow.  If bacteria do not grow, then people who eat the food will not get food borne illness.  Proper use of a thermometer can help assure that the food prepared in your kitchen is safe to eat.  You have a food … [ Read More ]

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