Part I: Contamination Prone Food Service Equipment- Meat Slicers

Meat slicers are difficult to clean and have been associated with outbreaks of Salmonella and Listeria among other food borne illness pathogens. Although FDA code requires cleaning meat slicers every 4 hours, it does not rigorously specify cleaning methodology. To ensure longevity of component parts, operators should use only cleaning and sanitizing chemicals recommended by [...]

By | January 30th, 2018|Food Safety|0 Comments

Food Safety Concerns in the Global Food Supply Chain

The FDA reports that the top three food supply chain violations are from vegetables, seafood and fruits. An FDA report stated that 10%-15% of all food consumed in the US is imported.  These products come from more than 300,000 facilities and 150 countries. It is critical to protect your products and brands across food supply [...]

By | January 9th, 2018|Food Safety, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Removal and Transfer of Viruses on Food Contact Surfaces

Studies show that norovirus is the primary cause of foodborne disease outbreaks reported in the US causing 5.5 million illnesses each year. Economically, norovirus cost approximately $625 per case equivalent to $3.7 billion each year with respect to food borne illnesses attributable to norovirus. Norovirus may be transferred via person to person or indirectly by [...]

By | October 31st, 2017|Food Safety|0 Comments