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How Often Should You Calibrate a Thermometer?

calibrate-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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The Truth About Cut Resistant Gloves

HexArmor Cut Glove

OSHA requires Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to help protect employees in the workplace, but it is up to the employer to decide if PPE is required.  Many restaurant owners, however, have opted to implement PPE, especially when it comes to cut resistant gloves.  And no wonder, a 2008 report by …

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