Tweet An ever-present aspect of the food service industry is the inevitable visit from the local health inspector. All too often restaurants fall into the habit of just squeaking by when it comes to inspections, doing the bare minimum to pass, instead of regularly putting good food safety procedures into practice. I’m here to give [...]
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Tweet The United States has faced devastating disasters in the last 10 years that have not only affected families, but businesses too. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina, one of the deadliest hurricanes in recent history, hit the Gulf Coast. In a 90,000 square mile area, thousands of local residents were left unemployed and homeless while the death toll [...]
Tweet Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical used as a building block in certain plastics and resins since the 1960′s. Furthermore, BPA is found in many food storage containers made of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. Some research has shown that BPA can seep into food or beverages from containers made with BPA or into your [...]
Tweet No table setting is complete without the proper flatware pieces. Whether your guests are expecting a fine dining or quick diner experience understanding your flatware options is important and will contribute to the ambiance and style you’re trying to achieve. Tundra Restaurant Supply offers a variety of commercial flatware at every price point. Table/Dinner [...]
Tweet Are Test Strips Required, and Why? Commercial sanitizers and test strips are required by health department regulations, and in Colorado those are the Colorado Retail Food Establishment Rules and Regulations. Why do you need them? Because test strips tell you if the chemical sanitizing solution is the required concentration. Section 4-402 reads: “A test [...]
Tweet Mother Nature has had quite the attitude this year! From devastating fires and flash floods to hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes, she has been turning communities upside down. Thank heavens you can plan ahead for such tragic events. In fact, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) have generated some tips [...]
Tweet Restaurateurs have a lot on their plate; hiring and training employees, attracting new customers, providing quality ingredients, keeping diners happy, treating workers well to start, but the list never ends. On top of all this these businesses must also make sure that their restaurant can pass a health inspection with flying colors. Restaurant owners [...]
Tweet A line cook at a bar and grill is preparing a hamburger. He puts on food service gloves and grabs a handful of raw ground beef and forms a patty. Without changing gloves the worker proceeds to top the grilled patty with lettuce, tomato and onions. After sending out the burger the line cook [...]
Tweet The food service industry is buzzing right now about a report released by the Food and Drug Administration last week revealing the results of a food safety study the FDA conducted over the past 10 years. What’s the big deal? The FDA found that “a certified food protection manager was correlated with significantly higher [...]
Tweet Think of a good thermometer as the crescent wrench of your food safety program. Without it, you have no idea what the temperature of your food products are, either when you cook them or when you store them. And that means you can’t tighten the bolts of your food safety program, locking out food [...]
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