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[Buying Guide] Food Safety 101

Food Safety Buying Guide

In the wake of recent outbreaks, practicing food safety is more important than ever. Of course no one ever wants to fall victim to scandal, which not only puts guests at risk, but could cause irreparable damage to your restaurant and reputation. Unfortunately there is no surefire way to completely remove contaminants in …

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How Often Should You Calibrate a Thermometer?


Although, the FDA doesn’t have strict documentation listed on how often restaurateurs and others in the food service industry should be calibrating thermometers, in order for HACCP plans to be successful, it’s important that thermometers are calibrated to measure within +/- 2° F (1.1° C) of the actual temperature being …

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Food Allergy Awareness in the Restaurant

Food Allergies in Restaurant

> In honor of Food Allergy Awareness Week, May 11-17, 2014, I thought I’d pull together some food allergy facts and how you can better prepare your restaurant for food allergen customers. First, I think I’ll start with my own story on food allergies.  My youngest son has a severe …

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Why Dry Ice Burns

You’ve probably either heard of this strange phenomenon or experienced it yourself: ice that can burn you. While this may seem initially counter-intuitive, dry ice can indeed burn your skin, but probably not in the way that you think. When you think of ice, what probably first comes to mind …

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