Ice Contamination

It’s easy to overlook the risks associated with ice machines, since we don’t tend to think of ice as food. The FDA, however, does define ice as food. Contaminated ice can cause foodborne illnesses just as easily as contaminated food. Contaminants can be introduced by airborne particles, contaminated water supply, dirty utensils, and especially improper [...]

Part ll: Contamination Prone Food Service Equipment- Cutting Boards

Studies have reported up to 80% of all grocery store chickens in the US are contaminated with Salmonella, Campylobacter or both. Plastic cutting boards should be replaced often due to wear-and-tear creating a difficult surface to remove pathogens from. Kitchens should have a minimum of 2 cutting boards; 1 for vegetables/fruit and 1 for raw [...]

By |2019-10-11T14:20:20-05:00February 13th, 2018|Food Safety, Restaurant Industry|0 Comments

Meat Slicers…the distant cousin of Soft Serve and Shake Machines

Anyone that has ever correctly cleaned a meat slicer, soft serve machine or shake machine can tell you it is a time consuming and difficult process. Correctly cleaning this family of equipment requires restaurant employees to fully disassemble, clean and sanitize the machine.  Ensuring that all bacteria is killed or removed. The FDA requires: -Meat Slicers must [...]

By |2019-10-11T14:20:20-05:00February 6th, 2018|Food Safety|0 Comments