Part 1: Food Safety In Kitchens

Studies have cited that the kitchen is more heavily contaminated with fecal bacteria than bathrooms. Food in the refrigerator that is packed too tightly, restricting air circulation, prohibits proper food temperatures. Microwave ovens are another site of cross contamination risk due to consumers not cleaning regularly. Young children, the elderly, the immunocompromised and pregnant women [...]

By | December 5th, 2017|Food Safety, Hygiene|0 Comments

Food Safety Factors in Fast Food Establishments

Foodborne illness remains a critical public safety issue. Scallan et al. (1) in a 2011 CDC report estimated that 48 million people contract a foodborne illness annually in the US. However, during 2009-2010 the CDC reported only 1,527 foodborne illness outbreaks. This underreporting is obviously concerning to public health officials. In 2013 Arendt, S. et [...]

By | October 25th, 2017|Food Safety|0 Comments