Romaine Calm 🥗

Where did all the romaine lettuce go?  I can’t remember a time before when I walked through any given grocery store and noticed that all the bags of salad, pre-made salads, even some sandwiches were not in stock.  The CDC issued a notice of a multistate outbreak of E. Coli linked directly to chopped romaine [...]

By | December 4th, 2018|Food Safety|0 Comments

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 [...]

Cleaning Frequency of Soft Serve and Shake Machines

The food industry is heavily regulated and at times very complex.  The 2017 FDA Food Code requires DAILY cleaning of Soft Serve and Shake Machines.  Users should follow the steps in the owner’s manual to disassemble and reassemble intricate parts ensuring the machine is cleaned thouroughly. So, how is this FDA regulation enforced? Well, the [...]

By | February 20th, 2018|Restaurant Industry|2 Comments