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 | February 6th, 2018|Food Safety|0 Comments

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

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