Part II: Health Inspections of Food Service Establishments

     Steps in Preparation for Health Inspections: Food service staff knowledge on food safety- check to ensure food service staff have received food handler training and certified through a Food Safety Certification Course (ServSafe) as per local health department’s requirements.  Re-fresh food handlers regularly with the knowledge of safe food handling practices. Store food properly- [...]

By | March 13th, 2018|Restaurant Industry, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Part I: Health Inspections of Food Service Establishments

State Health Departments Food safety compliance inspections of food service establishments are performed by local state health inspectors to prevent the possibility of foodborne illness ourbreaks, to educate food service staff about safe food handling practices and basic sanitation requirements, and to enforce food safety regulations. Most food service establishments fear the unannounced inspection. It [...]

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Gut Reactions: Sources of Foodborne Based Gastrointestinal Disorders

Tummy Troubles Scallan et al in 2011 estimated that foodborne diseases cause approximately 48 million illnesses, 128,000 hospitalizations, and 3,000 deaths in the US each year. The source of these foodborne illnesses is oftentimes very difficult to determine. In the average GI tract, food that is ingested into the stomach takes around 4-6 hours to [...]

By | November 13th, 2017|Food Safety|0 Comments